Tim Sohn is an Outside correspondent based in Brooklyn. More of his work can be found at timsohn.com.
Shane McConkey was already one of the most influential skiers in the world, changing everything from the shape of our boards to the way we ski powder. But when he learned to flycombining skiing, BASE jumping, and wingsuits with spectacular resultshe found his true obsession. Then one jump went horribly wrong.
In one corner of Alaska's Bristol Bay, the sockeye salmon, a $300 million resource that's sustained fishermen like 29-year-old captain Lindsey Bloom for more than 100 years. In the other, the Pebble Mine, with its projected hundreds of billions in copper and gold. Get ready for the fiercest wilderness rumble since ANWR.
A fateful trek into nature's tangled labyrinth
A baby goes missing in the Australian outback.