Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross

What Kerouac's Wilderness Teaches Us About Parenting

The Dharma Bums changed my life for the better when I was a confused kid looking for my place in the world. Now I’m passing it on to my 16-year-old. Will its message—and our mother-son road trip to...

Urban ice-climbing walls

Citizen Philanthropy

What charities should you give to this holiday season? Outside Magazine reviews the top 30 charities you can trust.

The Source of All Things

An exclusive preview of Tracy Ross's new memoir, a gripping account of childhood sexual abuse, escape, and the healing power of wilderness and adventure.

Tracy and Shawn Ross

You Don't Bring Me Clif Bars Anymore

After 11 years of marriage, two kids, and an ever-dwindling supply of energy for shared outdoor pursuits, the author decided it was time for wilderness couples therapy. Warning: this could get...

Cooling Trend

Hockey is hotter than ever, as players coast to coast discover its winning blend of agility, speed, and fun. Boost your winter fitness with our quick-start guide to the season's greatest game.

Snowshoeing: Stepping out in the Sawtooths

We stopped at a boulder below the saddle of 10,229-foot Heyburn Mountain as early-May sunshine broke past the ridge and washed over us: three backcountry skiers on a mission to schuss the wild peaks...

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