Love & Humor


Sometimes, able-bodied partners need to be sat down

It’s tastier than gels are... and that’s the main selling point

*these tactics also work if you climb 5.11, or 5.10, or 5.8

An environmentalist grapples with a common question in an uncommon time

Don’t bring a tree tent to Antarctica, and other sound advice

I'm older than I was, but younger than I will be

Plus, should you take someone else's spot in a race if you know you won't finish?

He sold his first photograph at 14 and has been making pictures ever since

Stop lying to yourself: you won't remember that you put your wallet, coffee, and phone on the roof of your car before you drive away.

Who needs a killer routine when you can just have coffee?

You can't walk in them, but you can fly in them

Apparently, misery does love company (in a way). So gather your friends and go have some miserable fun!

The host of the podcast 'Wild Ideas Worth Living' will put out her 100th episode this spring. Here she tells how she got into the podcast business.

You feel like you've got it together. So why haven't you found the person for you yet?

I mean, damn, is it too much to ask for some room on the armrest?

Featuring that time when our Tough Love columnist got dumped because of a dream about cinnamon rolls

The former Powder editor shares his tricks of the trade

When your backcountry partner was your romantic one, a breakup can totally alter your relationship to the outdoors—but don't let it

Because you know you want your car to smell like your weekend

The writer, cyclist, artist, and producer doesn't have a secret for getting her art into the world. She just does the work.

Avoiding the awkwardness of the poop zone and other early-relationship concerns

Close friendships can and should develop in intense situations—but you don’t need to stick around if they get toxic

Lots of things sucked this year. But there was a ton of good too!

The social dynamics of swiping, ex-forgetting, and crush-Instagramming are harder to navigate than the backcountry

Got a spare $35K lying around? Blow it all on these moderately priced holiday gifts.

Here's how to gently tell your friends that you're good with ramen all week, thanks

There's no place like home, and that's a good thing

An ode to those who can't sit still

Your last Instagram picture DOESN'T have a seventh wonder in it? How... quaint.

It's going to be hard sometimes, but it's not going to be the end of your adventures

People are worried. But, naturally, it's usually about the wrong things.

How to break it to your risk-averse family that you're trying the whole "quit your job and travel the world" thing

Not only do you get to watch the sunset, you also get to sleep in first

Chances are, you've ticked a couple of these boxes

In a world of sexist social norms, how to be respectful of what you're into while being respectful of other people's choices

You can learn almost anything you want—for free!—on YouTube. Just make sure it's from a reliable source.

Most sports aren't that complicated. You can usually boil them down into one simple rule. (OK, maybe two.)

How to support a loved one who has witnessed something awful that changed their relationship to the outdoors

Ask yourself: Is that french press really necessary for the backcountry?

It's all fun and games until you're hiking alone with Kevin

When it comes to picking the ideal outdoor buddies, it doesn't matter at all

Get ready to hike very, very slowly and stop your car for every LBJ you see

Now is not the time to mourn the end of all-day playtime, especially if you're not the one giving birth

You just have to unfollow all those downers first

Humor isn't something you're born with—it takes work

It was long, long ago, on a wall far, far away

Mountain bikers Megan Walsh and Skye Nacel live a pretty idyllic life in their 250-square-foot Oregon cabin.

Especially if you don't share the same interest and it involves lots of time, money, and travel

What to do when you start dating someone who isn't ready to join you on dawn patrol?

No bears were subjected to Kanye’s rants in the making of this article

A price tag isn’t everything

And which one you see says a lot about how you exist in the world

A minute-by-minute account my attempt to run across the Grand Canyon—twice