Cahill’s stories and rollicking misadventures around the world have made this publication what it is today. Here he talks about his role in the creation of Outside magazine, choking down snake blood and gallbladder cocktails in the name of journalism, and how he came back from the dead after a frigid swim in the Grand Canyon’s biggest rapid.
As it turns out, the national parks just aren’t that great for some visitors (though we definitely disagree)
These 11 beloved destinations make for ideal cold-weather trips, from soaking in hot springs at Big Bend to cross-country skiing at Rocky Mountain
Finding a bit of quiet is harder than ever
Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river
Staying connected and productive on the move can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.
In an excerpt from his forthcoming book 'Leave It As It Is,' nature writer David Gessner examines the iconic conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and unpacks the perception that the national parks and monuments he created were previously untouched and empty
In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box
From epic views to Phantom Ranch, this trek should be on every adventurer's bucket list. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's tenth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
Seven employees have tested positive for the virus, even while the parks have no entrance fees, are short on staff, and are overwhelmed by visitors. Sound familiar?
Over 300 million people visited national parks in 2019, the third-highest total in over a century
If you and your co-parent have different ideas of what's risky, here's what you need to know
‘Parks’ chronicles the evolution of the visual identity of the national park system through its maps, pamphlets, and other informational ephemera
A scandal over radiation exposure at the national park is the latest weapon employees have used against each other in a perpetually dysfunctional workplace
How to explore the western rivers and wilderness on the route of legendary explorer John Wesley Powell
Plus, tips on how to avoid said masses
Grand Canyon National Park superintendent Christine Lehnertz notified park employees on March 14 that she was resigning, effective March 31. This comes weeks after a four-month investigation turned up no wrongdoing and found a series of 2018 allegations against her to be "unfounded."
In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.
Behind the Herculean effort to create a scientifically accurate cartographic masterpiece
The bodies of Garret Bonkowski and Jessica Bartz were discovered on October 1 on a South Rim trail. How they died remains a mystery, and their families want answers.
Some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually or economically vital to tribes. We need to honor that.
He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining
Jason Nez studies something that's too often forgotten amid the awe-inspiring views and canyon walls: those who live there
Nikki Cooley and her sister want to get more Native people working in some of the the outdoor world's most coveted positions
In 1869, John Wesley Powell led nine men and four boats on the first documented descent through the Grand Canyon. As is made clear in this excerpt from 'The Promise of the Grand Canyon,' it was a hell of a challenge.
The meeting of the Little Colorado and Colorado is sacred to many Native American tribes. For years, a developer worked to build a 1.4-mile tram that would shuttle up to 10,000 daily visitors into the canyon. Activists in the Navajo Nation, however, were determined to defeat it.
One of the craziest speed records in ultrarunning takes athletes from the top of the canyon, down to the bottom, and then all the way back up again—twice.
Every day, hundreds of helicopters pass through the lower canyon from the Hualapai Reservation. Is Grand Canyon West turning into “Las Vegas East” and ruining the park’s wilderness? Or is it saving a Native American tribe?
A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.
Why drive when someone else can do it for you?
Kaitlyn Boyle smashed the women's record for the AZT300, while Kurt Refsnider reclaimed the record for the 760-mile AZTR
The floor of the Grand Canyon is unlike any other place on earth.