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Rahawa Haile set out on the AT during one of the most tumultuous periods in our political history. The story she wrote about it for Outside in 2017 hit a nerve, and encouraged many others to get out on the trail. We followed up with her to find out what scared her the most, the one piece of gear she couldn’t live without, and why thru-hiking is always worth it in the end.

The host of CNN’s ‘United Shades of America’ on what we learn when we engage with communities very different than our own

W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own

The curious challenge of loving someone who’s always leaving you in the dust

“Is it your interpretation that I am taking you for your walk, or would you say that you are taking me for my walk?”

Answers to the questions you’ve always had about perspiring but were afraid to ask

After her prestigious corporate job nearly destroyed her, Melinda Spooner found her path forward by getting way, way out there

What we learn from getting way, way outside our comfort zones

The superstar country singer realized he needs to chase adventure every day—and then turn it into music

The evidence is everywhere that humanity is actually pretty decent, according to Dutch historian Rutger Bregman. Pay attention to it and you’ll feel much better.

After more than a year of pandemic living, let us remember why it’s worth getting out there

After disappointment at the Olympic Marathon Trials, Emily Sisson took time to examine her weaknesses.

And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”

A journalist's efforts at reinvention reveal a surprising truth: developing new abilities is one of the most life-enhancing things we can do

He survived multiple crash landings that should have killed him. But as Corliss sees it, risking everything was the only way to live.

Her essays on the challenges African Americans face in the outdoors spurred an outpouring of questions from readers. This is her response.

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