David Ferry

A Private Landowner Almost Cut Off the PCT

In January 2015, the Pacific Crest Trail Association got a letter from the owner of a 402-acre plot of land near Stevens Pass, roughly 75 miles east of Seattle. The landowner, a family trust, held...

Everything You Need for a High-Tech Barbecue

Used to be grilling was a dark art. The coals had to be just so, the sauce made from a recipe handed down through the generations. It made for good eats, but it was time-consuming and, frankly, a...

Why Do We Love Extreme Sports?

Beyond the presumptions of people having death wishes or being irresponsible, a psychologist tries to unpack our true motivations

It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct

Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live, and which ones die? A controversial new system for choosing may be coming to America...

America’s 10 Most Threatened Rivers

For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most...

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