The Secret Lives of Mushroom Hunters
Langdon Cook's new book seeks to demystify the strange—and sometime dangerous—world of mushroom hunting
Fighting the Rising Tide
New Jersey’s post-Sandy strategy: massive resistance to rising seas
After Hurricane Sandy, One Man Tries to Stop the Reconstruction
Geologist Orrin Pilkey predicted exactly what a storm like Sandy would do to the mid-Atlantic coast and New York City. On a tour of destruction after the deluge, he and David Gessner ponder a troubling question: Why are people rebuilding, as if all this isn't going to happen again?
The billions in federal Sandy relief will mainly be used to rebuild what was there before
Down by the Seaside: Tracing Hurricane Sandy
Geologist Orrin Pilkey predicted exactly what a storm like Hurricane Sandy would do to the mid-Atlantic coast and New York City. In the November issue of Outside, Pilkey takes David Gessner on a tour of destruction in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Gathered here are some of the pictures from their journey.
Interpreting the Yarnell Hill Report
Officials have released a detail analysis of the deadly fire that killed 19 elite hotshots. Although much has been previously reported, the document offers a few revelations. Here’s what you need to know.
Postcard from Pooville: The Boulder Floods
Is another megaflood imminent in the Boulder, Colorado, area? One thing's for sure—they're gonna need a bigger sewer system.
Go Out With a Bang
The secret to aging well? Work hard, fish harder.
The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots
19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire
On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day, every man but one was dead. Through interviews with family, colleagues, and the lone survivor, a former hotshot pieces together their final hours—and the fatal choices
A few words on kick-starting a love of adventure
Northeastern Rivers Are Opening Up for Fish and Paddlers
Dams removed from Western rivers get the lion share of attention, but nearly 100 dams have been removed from waterways in Northeast since 1991.
The Great White Shark Returns to Cape Cod
The big surprise about the return of great whites to the birthplace of Jaws? No one’s freaking out.
Master the Art of Kite Flying
Flying a kite may be child’s play. But done right it can be serious, no-holds-barred child’s play.