Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside. Two of her Outside stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing. She splits her time between the lakes of northern Minnesota and the mountains of the Southwest.

How to Live in the Wilderness for a Whole Year

Adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman today emerged from 12 months living in the Boundary Waters wilderness in northern Minnesota. One of their top challenges? Filing their taxes on time.

The New Yukon Gold Rush: Mountain Biking

Marshall Jonas, a 26-year-old member of the Trondek Hwechin First Nation, uses picks, hoes, axes, sledgehammers, and sometimes a chainsaw to build and maintain mountain bike trails in the northern...

A Hidden Irish Paradise of Vertigo-Inducing Fun

By European standards, Ireland’s County Donegal, tucked into the country’s far northwest corner, may as well be Mars. But for adventure travelers, it’s a hidden frontier packed with wind-bitten...

What's Life Like After Doug Tompkins?

Last Sunday, the world’s most influential conservationists bid Doug Tompkins farewell at the Herbst Pavilion, a cavernous, light-filled space that extends 500 feet over San Francisco Bay.

The Best Places to Work: 2015

All the outdoor access in the world doesn't mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and...

How to Dogsled Across Antarctica

In 'Think South', Cathy de Moll explains how a team of explorers pulled off one of the 20th century’s most challenging expeditions.

The Burn Set from Crossrope

Jumping rope is for serious athletes, and a weighted, travel-friendly set is for serious rope jumpers.

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