One editor’s thoughts on the Asian American illusion of belonging
The more we learn an incomplete fairytale of Indigenous peoples and our history in this country, the more we perpetuate acts of ethnocide, like the ones we’ve seen in recent weeks in southern Utah
When Sanni McCandless started dating legendary climber Alex Honnold, she never expected that millions of people would soon be watching her relationship on screen
For most Americans, the naming of a secretary of the interior is of little consequence. However, as a Navajo man, who holds this position has defined much of my life, and the recent appointing of Deb Haaland marks a groundbreaking moment.
Last year, the American Ornithological Society accepted a proposal to rename a bird linked to a racist figure. And there's more where that came from.
Photographer Shaun Price captures images of a project to build a mobile bike repair center during COVID-19
More than 17 years ago, a successful Michigan attorney took his life on a cherished trout stream, devastating close friends and family. Haunted by what happened, his nephew investigated and discovered tragic truths that were in plain sight all along.
Armenians and Turks have a long and hostile history that includes a genocide. On a cross-country journey in 2006, two young cyclists formed a bond that bridged this fraught past.
A tale about two-wheeled island hopping in the midnight sun
Southern Civil War symbols have been a flash point in towns and cities for years, but at places like the Gettysburg battlefield and Arlington National Cemetery—which are run by the Park Service and the Pentagon—there's a new, escalating conflict over monuments that honor the Lost Cause
Professional climber Kai Lightner maps out how the outdoor community can build successful diversity and inclusion initiatives
The long-distance, virtual Womxn Run the Vote relay isn't just about covering the miles. It's also creating a new vision for feminism that is inclusive.
Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds.
The graphic artist, writer, and mountain biker wrote a poem about her complicated definition of racism
From Houston to Minneapolis, protesters on horseback are sending a powerful message
John Ackerman has spent millions procuring a majority of the known caves in Minnesota, which add up to dozens of miles of underground passageways and likely make him the largest cave owner in the U.S. He collects and charts them in the name of preservation, but his controversial methods have created many opponents.
Surfers at Rockaway Beach held a paddle out this weekend in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
Colorado State University provides educational opportunities and outreach services to the tourism and outdoor recreation industries.
'Volksmarches' are popular walking events that involve tea stops, prizes, and a noncompetitive spirit
When once crowded mountain communities like Breckenridge, Colorado, saw visitors vanish this spring, locals scrambled to mitigate the economic damage and plot a return, while keeping their towns' character intact
Zion was either going to relight my fire or be my last big rock adventure for a while. I didn’t know which.
As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.
Seven guides, artists, and entrepreneurs who personify the region’s free-spirited vibe
My dad is struggling with cancer in North Carolina, and COVID-19 cruelly cut him off from his family. But in Maine, where I live, the pandemic has forced 'Brady Bunch' togetherness that's been challenging, strangely fun, and full of lessons worth carrying forward.
During this strange summer, we need something productive to do. Growing your own vegetables is yummy, fun, and the ideal practical response to a challenging time.
As one of the only inhabitants of an abandoned railway stop in eastern New Mexico, Debra Dawson has been social distancing for decades. Attracted to its history and surrounding landscape, she's found happiness far away from just about everyone.
These spooky tales will make you feel like you're out in the backwoods—almost
Vasu Sojitra didn't let an amputation stop him from skiing or climbing. Now he's turning his attention to advocacy.
Don and Steve Friedman decided to bond with a trek in the Cascades. Worked great! Except for some minor disagreements about work. And money. And hope. And the meaning of life. And …
Artist Eric Bealer was living the remote, rugged good life in coastal Alaska with his wife, Pam, an MS sufferer, when they made a dramatic decision: to exit this world together, leaving behind precise instructions for whoever entered their cabin first. Eva Holland investigates the mysteries and meaning of an adventurous couple who charted their own way out.
Why a lifelong outdoor adventurer couldn't resist the siren song of fairways and greens
As our country has grown more divided, so has the outdoors. But Seeker's Wild is bridging the gap between the two camps who love spending time in nature.
Every year, explore.org calls on its A-team to capture the rotund glory of Katmai National Park’s brown bears
As Wyn Wiley, the creator of the drag-queen Instagram star, explains, it all started when he grabbed some six-inch heels buried in his closet and decided to take a risk
The national organization and its regional offshoots give non-cis-male cyclists the chance to bike in nature and learn skills in a welcoming community
Some believe the platform has made the sport more accessible and lucrative for female anglers. But not everyone sees it that way.
New accounts sharing bad behavior, plus public stands from notable climbers, are bringing gross online interactions into the light
What began as a carpe diem trip has become one of the few representations of visible queerness in the outdoor world