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Why two bombings that rocked the tiny town of Panaca, Nevada, help us understand who really owns public lands in the West

Why was the ocean so nasty along the West Coast on Sunday and Monday? It’s all thanks to a low-pressure system thousands of miles away and a meteorological phenomenon called a fetch. Let me explain.

For one, it makes headlines for excellence and not for, um, dogs dying in its overhead bins

In the first chapter of Blackburn Designs film series, Water Cycle, Brian Ohlen bikes around the west coast in search of Steelhead.

When Jay Worsley got his brand new DJI Inspire Pro, he knew he had to test its limits. So he booked a ticket to Oregon and drove the coast in search of ocean landscapes.

Denver-based photographer Theo Stroomer is in the middle of his third winter photographing tumbleweeds. Here, he shares some of his favorites images of the invasion from the last three years.

Increase your MPG (meals per gallon) this summer with these rules for finding the best road food.

Photographer Lucas Foglia’s widely celebrated book, Frontcountry, took him across much of the American West from 2006 to 2013. He captured nearly 60,000 images over that time and narrowed the final selection down to just 60 shots, all of which explored mining and ranching communities and their interaction with the surrounding landscape. Despite his extensive coverage, Foglia thinks many of the stories he came across are still undercovered. He even included a map in the book as an invitation for other photographers and storytellers to use as a resource. Here, Foglia highlights a few storylines from his book that are far from over.

"There are few things that can match the overwhelming sense of wonder felt when you're looking up at a sky full of stars."

The top spots in California, Oregon, and Washington

The top spots to get your Rocky Mountain high

The much-hyped weather phenomenon is upon us, but whether or not it will quench the drought in the West and bring much-desired snowpack is complicated

The classic cowboy hat comes home.

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.

The movie version of Cheryl Strayed's hit book features Reese Witherspoon like you've rarely seen her—tangled hair, ratty clothes, and dirt under her fingernails. But the backpacking film has a secret: it's actually a brutal story about loss and love.

Some of the explosives that professionals use to take down the white dragon.

Drought and climate change have turned western forests into firebombs that go off every summer. Even with new technology, the essential weapon in the fight against flame are the Hotshots, an elite group of wilderness first responders who head straight for the heat.