Joe Spring

Joe Spring

Joe Spring is a former editor at Outside. His writing can be found in The New York Times, Canoe and Kayak, and the Santa Fean.


Norfolk: A Sinking City

After Sandy, attention turned to fortifying New York City. But another location on the eastern seaboard faces a more immediate threat.

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Surviving an Alligator Attack

Joseph Welch planned to take his six-year-old son out for some canoeing in the Florida Everglades. Before they even put a boat in the water, he was fighting an eight-foot-long alligator for control...

Surviving a Viper Bite

While scouting a Costa Rican jungle for the perfect location for the new Discovery show “Naked and Afraid,” 51-year-old executive producer Steve Rankin was bitten by one of the most dangerous vipers...

Surviving 12 Hours in Quicksand

Just after noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 25-year-old NOLS student Rob Tesar unwittingly walked into quicksand in the Utah backcountry. Half a day later, while most people were dreaming of...

Surviving the Plague

The bubonic plague, or “Black Death”, wiped out 60 percent of Europe’s population during the Medieval period. That disease still exists.

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The Beginner's SUP Kit

A great choice for beginners who want to get their money's worth and use it for touring, surfing and longer expeditions.

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Clark Little's Shorebreak Art

Clark Little jumped back into the waves of Oahu's North Shore hoping to capture the kinds of images not many get to see. Now he gets tumbled by shorebreaks full time, all for the sake of a good photo.

Judging Surfing’s Gnarliest Waves

Chris Dixon is headed to the Billabong XXLs this week to help crown the baddest big-wave riders of the year. We chatted with him about the state of the sport.

Peace Agreement Signed on Everest

On Monday at Everest Base Camp, with Nepal army major Sunilsingh Rathor standing witness, a group of Sherpas and the alpine trio of Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith signed a peace...

Fight Breaks Out on Everest

A fight between a group of Sherpas and the alpine team of Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith took place near Camp III and at Camp II on Mount Everest this weekend. Initial reports on...

Ski Titan Orville Slutzky Dies

Orville Slutzky, the pioneering ski resort owner of Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, who blasted out runs with dynamite and engineered one of the country’s first and most expansive snowmaking...

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sinks Off Antarctica

An burning, unmanned Chineses fishing vessel that was zizagging off the coast of Antarctica last week sunk on Sunday, the Chilean navy said on Monday. The Kai Xin caught fire last Wednesday and all...