What Happened?

Of the many events I’ve signed up for in my life, the array isn’t all that vast. They are mostly one-day rides. That’s all the typical event promoter wants to do, for any number of reasons. I’d never really ...

Running Hells Canyon

The erratic buzz of my alarm at 5 a.m. stirred me from sleep. As I scrambled after my phone through a jumbled mess of pillows and blankets, I remembered in a jolt of excitement, “It’s a run-venture morning!” I ...

Backcountry Pursuits

For many of us it’s impossible to see a cairn and not feel a tinge of relief. Whether impressively symmetrical or precariously balanced, these stacks of rocks comfort us into thinking that we are going the ...

The Bikes of Wrath

Want to suffer like Steinbeck? Don’t miss this cycling documentary that dives deep into the heart of America. Sometimes an international trip can put things in perspective, and leave it to a world premiere to ...

Sacred Strides

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2017, a group of tribes put ...

Fishing on the Fryingpan

Bacon and eggs sputter in a frying pan inside a quaint fishing cabin nestled near the mouth of a picturesque canyon. A pair of fishermen, already wearing their waders, mill around the kitchen exchanging ...

The Ground Game

For nearly 30 years, The Conservation Alliance has been proactively preserving open space and wild places. In the last year, the nonprofit funded by concerned companies started to play defense and began ...

Mind the Ecosexual

Sustainability is not a construct. It’s a mantra. And this oh-so-familiar character will tune you in—unless he’s off at a post-Burn party. Not to be confused with people who actually work to make a difference ...