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“It was an experience I’ll never forget, and you don’t get a whole lot of those in your life.” Read More

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Emma Sant kites over the silica sands of Whitsunday Island, just west of the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Jarrah Lynch
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Endangered Spaces: Boundary Waters

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Oct 2, 2017 October 2, 2017

Raising awareness. It seems like every day, someone embarks on a new project to ‘raise awareness’ about a particular issue, cause, disease, endangered species or threatened public land. But what separates the projects that cut through the noise and the ones that get drowned out in the static of issues… Read More

Photo: Bruce Kirkby

In Hot Water

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Sep 28, 2017 September 28, 2017

I’m not a scientist. But I am a fisherman of more than 70 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that of the myriad threats facing cold-water fish all over the world, global warming is the most dire. Water all over the planet is heating up in response to climate change, and… Read More

Photo: Jeff Cricco

Pass It On

By Patagonia   |   Sep 27, 2017 September 27, 2017

The jacket was probably red once but it’s now more of a muddy pink with an overlay of permanent scuff and smudge. The zipper, replaced four years ago, stands out a little brighter. The interior sports a size tag (Kids XXS) but has no hand-me-down label—it predates… Read More

Photo: Andrew Burr

Our Common Ground

By Vincent Stanley   |   Sep 28, 2017 September 28, 2017

As Americans, regardless of our descent, we share as our greatest inheritance, both material and spiritual, the gift of our federal public lands. Most of us can readily name a piece of ground sacred to us as individuals that belongs to every soul in the country: Yosemite, the Everglades, Acadia,… Read More

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Photo: Steve Perih

Giants Live Forever

By Dylan Tomine   |   Sep 25, 2017 September 25, 2017

Through the years I’ve talked to Bruce Hill on the phone more times than I can count, often at odd hours, about subjects big and small. Recipes for teriyaki sauce and salmon caviar. Conservation campaign strategies. Guitar techniques. Family. Personal issues and challenges. For so many reasons it’s been a… Read More

Photo: María Mariñas

Stop the Black Dragon

By Tony Butt   |   Sep 22, 2017 September 22, 2017

About five minutes from where I live, there is a small village called Tapia de Casariego. The waves at Tapia are not world-class, but they can get very good on the right conditions. Tapia is also very significant in Spanish surfing history, being one of the birthplaces of surfing in… Read More

Photo: Nadine Lehner

Paving the Brooks Range

By Nadine Lehner   |   Sep 19, 2017 September 19, 2017

“We were so hungry, we licked the margarine wrappers.” In the summer of 1975, my father and his two brothers loaded into an old truck and headed for Alaska, a fabled land for a teenage troupe of New England climbers. A mentor had shown them a faded photograph of the… Read More

Photo: Håkan Stenlund

The Migration of Songs

By Håkan Stenlund   |   Sep 14, 2017 September 14, 2017

If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same… Read More

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