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Public lands have become more trodden and restrictive, but the pandemic-era craziness might not last

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

History tells us why skiing—and the outdoors in general—lacks diversity. Thanks to the work of dedicated groups, this is slowly changing.

Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.

Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.

Tips for calming your own nerves—and those of people who love you

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

Journalist Emma Marris’s new book, ‘Wild Souls,’ asks us to reconsider our relationship to the nonhuman world

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path

From a baobab-filled outcropping in the middle of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pans to an adventure hot spot in Iraqi Kurdistan, plan a trip to these bold destinations to earn some major adventure travel cred

Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it

By valuing relatability over action shots, TikTok may be ushering in a new era of outdoor creators and celebrities

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

Dispersed camping is getting less dispersed. Our ethics columnist weighs in on whether you need to share.

It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside

The newest collection of recipes from James Beard–nominated chef Sarah Glover is geared toward parents looking to improve their outdoor cooking game. We’ve included two of our favorite recipes from the book.

We need more access to public lands. Reclaiming damaged landscapes like old mines and former nuclear sites can be a powerful part of the answer.

Kayla Lockhart was desperate for relief from the panic that plagued her. She found it at the edge of a stream.

One editor’s thoughts on the Asian American illusion of belonging

In an excerpt from his latest book, ‘Freedom,’ the celebrated nonfiction writer describes a journey along Pennsylvania’s train tracks with friends he met while reporting on the war in Afghanistan

Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan saw our relationship to the planet in a new way after a series of remarkable adventures

Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in

Digging deep with journalist Daniel Barbarisi, whose new account reveals the very real danger of the chase

Journalist Ian Urbina is revealing the lawlessness of the open ocean in ways you’d never imagine

This is just the kickoff to a ten-year plan to protect more land, water, and wildlife

In her new memoir, 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength,' the 'Fun Home' cartoonist scrutinizes her quest for spiritual solace through 60 years of athletic obsessions

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature

Hunting twisters made Jennifer Brindley Ubl feel deeply inspired—until it scared her to death

Our country’s open spaces are a sanity-saving antidote for this writer

How the team behind David Attenborough’s new Netflix series captured a fight sequence between two poison dart frogs

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

Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.

Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids

Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?

In his new book, ‘The Nation of Plants,’ botanist Stefano Mancuso suggests that human democracies may have something to learn from the world’s trees and flowers

A close encounter in the far north offers powerful lessons about how Native people have chosen to live alongside a dangerous predator

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