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How an Indiana Church Became a Rock-Climbing Gym

How an Indiana Church Became a Rock-Climbing Gym

It sounds like a great idea. Churches have high ceilings, are centrally located, and, recently, have been falling vacant. But redesigning them to accommodate climbing routes? Not so easy.

Craig Fehrman
Jul 25, 2019
The Difference Between Weather and Climate

The Difference Between Weather and Climate

Think of the weather as your mood and the climate as your personality: your mood changes each day, whereas your personality is the sum of all those moods over the course of years

Dennis Mersereau
Jan 31, 2019
Is the DOI Strong-Arming National Park Leaders?

Is the DOI Strong-Arming National Park Leaders?

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Elliott D. Woods
Jun 19, 2018
Portraits of Appalachian Trail Hikers

Portraits of Appalachian Trail Hikers

This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that 3,400 individuals will attempt a thru-hike, making it one of the busiest years in the trail’s history. We met up with a few of these hopefuls as they set out.

Kathryn Miles
Apr 13, 2017
The Ultimate Winter Weekend in the Midwest. Fishing and Surfing Included.

The Ultimate Winter Weekend in the Midwest. Fishing and Surfing Included.

Sure, the Great Lakes have a lot to offer when it comes to recreation, but the region still doesn’t make many surfing or fishing bucket lists. But for those willing to fight the weather, there’s plenty of feisty winter steelhead and freshwater waves to be chased, all in the same weekend.

The Editors
Jan 19, 2017