Charles Bethea

Charles Bethea

Charles Bethea lives in Atlanta.


"It Just Consumed Me"

There's a house in Mossel Bay, South Africa, high on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean, five hours east of Cape Town, where shark nerds from around the world come to live each year. I arrived this...

Charles Bethea
Sep 6, 2017

The Trick to Getting BASE-Jumping Insurance? Be American.

Many travel insurance providers don’t cover the deadly sport of wingsuiting. But the case of one American man whose $161 plan covered the $175,000 cost of his air evacuation and treatment shows that...

Charles Bethea
Oct 12, 2016

High Times with Aspen's Cannabis Kingpin

Jordan Lewis runs the ritziest pot store in the country: Aspen, Colorado's Silverpeak Apothecary, where sommelier-like "budtenders" sell gourmet ganja in a designer showroom. But soon after he...

Charles Bethea
Mar 4, 2016

High Buys: The Best New Cannabis Gear

Now that legalization is taking hold, there’s a huge array of cannabis products hitting the market. Here are our six favorites.

Charles Bethea
Feb 10, 2016

The New Hut Trip: Durango to Moab on Mountain Bikes

Riding from Durango to Moab on a mountain bike isn't easy: you cover around 215-miles, climbing 3,500 feet a day, some of it probably during a lightning storm or through thick mud, with temperatures...

Charles Bethea
Jul 31, 2015

A Brief History of the Packraft

Packraft use dates back to the 19th century. Check out some of the most notable events in this versatile watercraft's history.

Charles Bethea and Christopher Solomon
Apr 28, 2015

Remembering Dan Fredinburg

In the avalanche that engulfed Base Camp on April 25, Dan Fredinburg was among the 18 killed. His sister shared the news that Fredinburg had “suffered a major head injury and didn’t make it” in an...

Charles Bethea
Apr 26, 2015