Kathryn Miles

Kathryn Miles

Kathryn Miles is the author of four books, including Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.


Cause of Death: Selfie

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

Kathryn Miles
Apr 16, 2019

This Is Why We Thru-Hike

Reporter Kathryn Miles and photographer Ian Tuttle caught up with some of the people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year and asked them why they're hiking

Ian Tuttle and Kathryn Miles
May 30, 2018

The Forest Service Is Arresting Protesters Along the AT

The fight to keep a 300-mile pipeline out of Jefferson National Forest is heating up. The Forest Service has cut off all food and water supplies to the protesters, and supporters are becoming desperate to help.

Kathryn Miles
Apr 25, 2018

So You Want to Set an FKT?

With no official governing body, it’s up to athletes to prove their fastest-known-time claims. But as the stakes increase, substantiating these feats has become more complex than ever. For those who still intend to pursue an FKT, though, these guidelines will help.

Kathryn Miles
Apr 17, 2018