Last December, when the Trump administration announced its decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a crack team of Native American attorneys armed themselves with a lawsuit that ensured tribal voices will lead the legal battle to overturn it. Abe Streep reports on a historic case that will reverberate for generations.
Did Donald Trump "steal" public land when he shrunk two Utah national monuments on Monday? Depends on who you ask.
The outdoor industry has been a fierce advocate for the now-decimated national monument—but it may have been too little, too late
New documents suggest that President Trump's Monday announcement will involve downsizing the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by nearly a million acres each
Politicians seem to think so—but it won't help unless it's accompanied by more fire
Wildfires have burned more than a million acres in the northern Rockies—and it could get even worse
How does a town go from logging and livestock to bits and bytes? Tiny Prineville, Oregon, is finding out as huge data centers from Apple and Facebook transform the timber town into a recreational hub of mountain bikers and craft brewers.
The iconic brand has long been the conscience of the outdoor industry, forsaking hefty profits to do the right thing. Now the company is going to war against the Trump administration over protections for public land in a bid to become a serious political player—which happens to be very good for sales.
Paul Hawken presents a bold plan to beat back climate change based on solutions already within our grasp. Do any of them stand a chance?
A massive outcry killed a bill that would have sold off millions of acres of public lands—but don't expect that to be the last fight between the Republican Congress and the outdoor industry over their fate
A new documentary tells the other side of the growing labor dispute at the top of the world
After two years of unimaginable tragedy, everyone from outfitters and Sherpas to would-be climbers and the Nepalese government is questioning the future of commercial mountaineering. And then there’s Morton, a veteran guide who spent the past year asking: What happens when you try to leave the world’s most lucrative mountain forever?
They may not bring rain, but they could help us better use the water we have
The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving Big Macs, one dramatic coast guard rescue, and a cast of oddball adventurers who reclaimed the salty heart of ocean racing.
Spring in South America means snow, whitewater, and adventure everywhere you look
These innovators-in-chief changed the way we play
The best stories aren't just on paper anymore. Our (totally subjective) ranking assembles the millenium's 33 best new classics.
Having been primed to lead Greenpeace into the 21st century, the six-year executive director has suddenly opted to resign.
Human-rights superhero Kumi Naidoo has a tough assignment: lead the organization into 21st-century relevance. But after a year that saw activists lionized (imprisoned in Putin's jails) and then vilified (unfurling a banner on Peru's ancient Nazca lines), can he save the day?
Former reality-show skipper Chris Fischer has revolutionized shark science—with a daring system for catching the beasts alive and a radical new research-funding model. During an expedition off the coast of Chile that was interrupted by an undersea earthquake, our man wonders if this guy is the next Cousteau or a corporate-sponsored hype machine.
The filmmaker behind 'The Cove' is bringing his groundbreaking approach to...plankton?
The abrupt move stunned the outdoor industry and infuriated climbers, but it wasn't necessarily a bad choice.
The award-winning journalist's new documentary breaks the mold. The result? A poignant look at quitting war, conflict addiction, and what it means to be a man.
This Friday, Netflix releases Virunga, a documentary thriller about the fight to save the mountain gorillas of Congo’s Virunga National Park. We talked with warden Emmanuel de Merode on what it feels like to be shot while defending the most dangerous wilderness on earth.
It's still possible to be what you wanted to be when you were a kid.
Five business icons share how they flipped the switch on their careers—and how you can follow in their footsteps.
An eight-step plan for rebooting your career and finding a job that you love.
They've put in the time up in the air, and some of them tell others how to see the world for a living. We asked them: What's the one piece of travel advice everyone should know?
Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.
We polled an all-star team of experts and adventurers to put together our new rules of travel—all the airfare tips and digital tricks that make getting out there easier than ever.
Yosemite Valley, the birthplace of rebel climber culture is supposed to be all cleaned up and mellowed out. But as a new film shows, the outlaw spirit is alive and well.
Two new books attempt to explain mankind’s strange attraction to the deep blue sea.
We caught up with Wallace J. Nichols to learn about his new book, which explores all the surprising ways water contributes to our happiness—and our success.
These credit cards were made for those of us with a serious case of wanderlust. With the right piece of plastic, those everyday charges could land you major air travel bonuses.
Activists have brought down five proposed dam projects on two Patagonian rivers. What does this mean for one of the world's wildest and most iconic regions?
The amazing, true-life adventures of Matthew Power
Is the Pebble Mine dead? Not quite.
Epic adventure narrative about the 1897 Yukon Gold Rush airs this week
Like many fools, Abe Streep spends a lot of time and too much money trying to feel the pull of fish. But he recently learned that you can have just as much fun on the water without hooks.
Billy Parish's quest to make renewable energy the way of the future
Last year, Hurricane Sandy put the kibosh on Gotham's biggest road race. This year the runners are back, and more jubilant than ever.
This titanium-body chronograph is the smallest, sharpest-looking personal beacon we’ve seen.
The big surprise about the return of great whites to the birthplace of Jaws? No one’s freaking out.
Emily and Dane Jackson of Rock Island, Tennessee continue a family tradition of kayaking excellence.
And we mean "trips" in the literal sense. Our contributors share their most-loved, go-to spots across the U.S.
The climate activist was released yesterday after being incarcerated for 21 months
Indoor climbing could soon replace spin class as the urban professional’s sport of choice—and that has marketers salivating
In a place built on selective ignorance, a storm forced everyone to stop and think
Outside senior editor Abe Streep joins Team Rubicon USA, a volunteer group of former active military personnel who deploy at a moment's notice to disaster zones, during recovery efforts following a fire that swept through Belle Harbor, Queens, on the night Hurricane Sandy hit
James Prosek's beautiful fascination with ocean fish
Outside's East Coast editor takes a walking tour of Freeport, Long Island, with Steven Townsend, lifelong fisherman and Long Island native, after Hurricane Sandy
With Manhattan slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, Outside’s East Coast editor joins the leader of Long Island Search and Rescue for a tour of places the cops haven't made it to yet, where looters prey on homes in communities that will take years to rebuild
After sticking out Hurricane Irene, Maksim Charnyy didn't think Sandy would be any different. Ignoring mandatory evacuation orders, he stayed in his building with 70 or 80 percent of the other residents. And then the water came.
Outside's East Coast editor visits the town he grew up in, situated on the west side of the Hudson River about 25 miles outside of Manhattan, in the middle of Hurricane Sandy
The island traps you. That’s what Manhattanites say when rationalizing their inability to travel freely. But with a little creativity, finding adventure is easier than you think. Outside fan Joe Sacaridiz, an ad-agency art director who lives in Hell’s Kitchen, spends spring and fall weekends climbing upstate and winters snowboarding in Vermont. Here’s
Activist Tim DeChristopher, currently serving out a sentence for fraud in Littleton, Colorado, reacts to losing his appeal last Friday and responds to criticism generated by a post in which he suggested that environmentalists should not vote for Obama
A former corporate lawyer whose back-of-the-napkin plan to kayak from Minnesota to Florida was so awesomely deranged, we decided to pay his way
The Olympian on beating Bolt and how he came back from his doping ban
The renowned actor and his son talk to Outside about the fight to bring back the Colorado
Stacey Peralta's latest documentary—and three other new films—prove that blockbuster season can be smart
California’s San Quentin State Prison is home to a ball field where you can take your cuts against convicted felons. This I had to try.
Thousands of protesters, including environmentalist Bill McKibben and actor Mark Ruffalo, encircled the White House to voice their opposition to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline
After the story "The Trials of Bidder 70" went to press, Outside obtained several e-mails, sent between current and former officials with the BLM and the U.S. Attorney’s office, that had been requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Before the Tar Sands protests and before Occupy Wall Street, a young activist named Tim DeChristopher disrupted a federal oil- and gas-lease auction. The act made him a martyr for a newly radicalized environmental movement—and landed him in prison. This is his story.
Denis Johnson's Train Dreams
A new documentary takes viewers inside the fiery rise and sudden fall of the Earth Liberation Front
Lorie Karnath, president of the Explorers Club
Science be damned, a band of surfers and celebrities fight to save an iconic break
We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick oneor fiveand leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included
A look at the outermost limits of human performance, from the fastest marathon and longest swim to smokingest fastball and deepest freedive.
South America contains the Amazon, the Andes, 19,000 miles of coastline, and arguably more adventure than any other continent. So where to start? These ten perfect trips, from exploratory rafting in Peru to skiing in Chile to beach-hopping Brazil.
Two new island novels explore what it means to leave everyday life far, far behind.
Can our man kick caffeine?
Now more than ever, the world could use some bright ideas. Like these.
A coffee-table photography book of the world’s greatest adventurers and the places they tackled.
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Ian Frazier goes road-tripping through Siberia.
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Why are leading green groups like Patagonia offshoot Freedom to Roam still in bed with BP?
The latest films and fashions from seven of the brightest stars at this year's Mountainfilm in Telluride festival.