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The Freedom of Paragliding with Quadriplegia

The Freedom of Paragliding with Quadriplegia

Matt Thomas was a world-class kayaker who got paralyzed in a mountain-bike accident. His friend Joe Jackson moved in for a demanding stint as a caregiver. Outdoor sports were off the table, of course—until Thomas heard about paragliding.

Protecting Hells Canyon in Oregon

Protecting Hells Canyon in Oregon

Upon arriving in northeast Oregon, conservationist Brian Kelly was given two job offers; cook or sheep herder. He took the obvious choice and spent the next year shepherding a herd of sheep through the landscapes surrounding Hells Canyon.

A Very Old Man for a Wolf

A Very Old Man for a Wolf

He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.

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