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To Permit or Not to Permit?

Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?

Shawnté Salabert
Apr 15, 2021

When the Techies Took Over Tahoe

Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two sides to the Zoom-town story.

Rachel Levin
Apr 15, 2021

Will the Pandemic Fix Hawaii?

Parts of the state have been overrun by tourists for years. When COVID-19 hit, the islands got a much needed pause. Will it change the future of tourism there for good?

Martha Cheng
Mar 6, 2021

The Dispute over a Cable Car on Kilimanjaro

Although the concept has been OK'd, that doesn't mean it will be implemented. Here's what former government officials, local guides, and environmental experts told Outside about its possible implications on Africa's highest peak.

Stephanie Vermillion
Feb 14, 2021
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