At Outside, we publish dozens of stories, videos, and photo essays per week. The result can be overwhelming: Lots of stories and not enough time to read them.
So here's our digest of the reading you should catch up on this week. Our goal’s simple: to collect the most interesting, overlooked, and worth-your-time reads from Outside and our other favorite sources.
What We Wrote:
In recent years, nut theft has exploded into a statewide problem. The number and style of the thefts—quick and professional, as if the characters from Ocean’s Eleven had descended on the Central Valley—have drawn the attention of federal organized-crime investigators.
“I was pushing myself more than I had in the past and became more invested in performance,” she says. Muir was on birth control at the time and still having her period, but eventually it disappeared.
Helmet-cam footage from her run shows her plowing a laser-straight line over chattering rock gardens and five-foot drop-offs as spectators clang cowbells. She’s a guided missile in body armor.
No matter the opinion of the Sherpas who must carry out the mission, though. The Indian Embassy, the Post reported, made it clear to the Nepalese government that the body must be recovered, no matter the cost.
I hesitated. It had been 25 minutes. The creek was running high, choked with downed logs and strainers. I allowed myself a single thought: What if he’d slipped and fallen?
What We Read:
Best headline (and video): "Welcome to the Tour de France of Toddler Racing" [Wall Street Journal]
Best thoughtful takedown of ridiculous urban legend: "Nature Is a Woman's Place: How the Myth That Bears Are a Danger to Menstruating Women Spread" [Jezebel]
Best marriage- and hiking-induced sufferfest: "Walking Off Heartbreak on America's New Sacred Trail" [Backpacker]
Best excuse to look at photos of solenodons (you'll see): "Conservationists Could Be Saving More Biodiversity in Less Space" [New Yorker]
Best depressing-but-mesmerizing animation: "Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park" [New York Times]
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