Jack Turner

Blazing a Trail

Spanning five ecological zones, with diverse flora and fauna—from grizzly bears and dwarf shrews to whitebark pine and mesquite—the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) offers a glimpse of the West as it...

The Solitary Way

Sure, it's lonely out there. (And if trouble strikes, you're on your own.) But the mind-clearing rewards of solo adventure, says veteran mountain guide JACK TURNER, make all the risks worthwhile.

Elimination Bout

A Wyoming mountain guide sounds off on a famous Teton toilet and the politics of packing it all out

Walking the Line

An ardent defender of wilderness reflects on the solace of the mountains—and reconsiders his long-ago travels in Afghanistan, and a new world of human tragedy