Mark Sundeen

Mark Sundeen


Utah Wanted All the Tourists. Then It Got Them.

As red-rock meccas like Moab, Zion, and Arches become overrun with visitors, our writer wonders if the state's celebrated Mighty Five ad campaign worked too well—and who gets to decide when a...

Mark Sundeen
Jan 29, 2020

The Green Green Grass of Utah

Utah is currently trying to build the Lake Powell Pipeline. Who it will benefit is another story.

Mark Sundeen
Aug 14, 2018

Dog and Country

In the swank ballroom of Hotel Albuquerque a silver-headed gent in a three-piece suit, shirt open at the throat, perched on a stool and crooned a finger-snapping take on Mack the Knife.

Mark Sundeen
Oct 20, 2017

The Tiny-House Revolution Goes Huge

Remember not too long ago, maybe 2012, the slew of blogs and Tumblrs and films that heralded not just a new type of house but a movement, a post-collapse quest for simplicity and freedom, a rejection...

Mark Sundeen
Dec 27, 2016

The Last Days at Standing Rock

On Friday, December 2, Bobby Robedeaux and seven other members of the Pawnee Nation left Pawnee, Oklahoma, hauling a trailer full of firewood 900 miles north to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in...

Mark Sundeen
Dec 10, 2016

What's Happening in Standing Rock?

Two of our country's biggest issues, racism and climate change, have collided on a North Dakota reservation. This week, I loaded up my station wagon with water and supplies and drove up for a look at...

Mark Sundeen
Sep 2, 2016


Cheryl Strayed's memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild, offers a refreshing take on outdoor writing by reminding us that a journey through the wilderness can help in overcoming the most...

Mark Sundeen
Jun 12, 2012

Why Noah Went to the Woods

He was a proud Marine who survived three ­brutal tours in Iraq and had plans to redeploy with the ­national guard. But when 30-year-old Noah ­Pippin ­vanished inside Montana’s remote Bob ­Marshall ­...

Mark Sundeen
Apr 9, 2012

The West Will Rise Again

Their fathers were titans. Their family defined conservation in the West. Now, with two Senate seats up for grabs, cousins Mark and Tom Udall have the chance to bring green leadership to Washington...

Mark Sundeen
Feb 28, 2008

The Coldest Ride

Fall in Yakutat, Alaska, means camouflage, salmon, and the sweetest swells on the far north shore

Mark Sundeen
Oct 16, 2006

Earth Shakers: The Counter-Enviro Power List

With "the death of environmentalism" being debated across the land—and with the mainstream movement under siege from without and within—it's time to meet the winning side in America's new...

Michael Behar, Sara Solovitch, Florence Williams, Emily Sohn, Amanda Griscom Little, Mark Sundeen, and Jason Stevenson
May 1, 2005

Eruptus Interruptus

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! Thar she... might blow! When Mount St. Helens, America's very own all-natural weapon of mass destruction, threatened to go postal again, 24 years after her last...

Mark Sundeen
Feb 1, 2005

Aces Wild

They've paid their dues, mastered their game, and pushed the limits. And this year, they've been blowing our minds. Meet the new icons of cool.

Dimity McDowell, Grayson Schaffer, Ryan Brandt, Kate Siber, Elizabeth Weil, Jason Daley, Jason Stevenson, John Bradley, Shanti Sosienski, Daniel Glick, Mark Sundeen, Christopher Solomon, Rob Haggart, Florence Williams, Maria Coffey, and Kevin Arnold
Dec 1, 2004