Plus, the destruction left behind by California's wildfires
 
 
 
 
 
ADVENTURE
 
 
For more than two decades, Jeff Caldwell has lured in hikers, couchsurfers, and other women (and they're almost always women), enthralling them with his tales of adventure. Then he manufactures personal crises and exploits their sympathy to rip them off. Our writer corresponded with Caldwell while he was still on the run, and came away with an intimate look at the life of a serial scammer who's found his easy marks in the outdoor community.
 
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ADVENTURE
 
 
Over the past week, a series of fires destroyed tens of thousands of acres in and around Sonoma County, burning homes, cars, and wineries in their wake. We sent a photographer to document the aftermath.
 
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CULTURE
 
 
Allowing girls is great, but the country's two scouting organizations need more serious change to better serve the next generation of outdoor lovers
 
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