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Tracking Gobi Grizzlies

By Doug Chadwick   |   Dec 8, 2016 December 8, 2016

Today, we’re happy to share an excerpt from Douglas Chadwick’s new book, Tracking Gobi Grizzlies: Surviving Beyond the Back of Beyond, published by Patagonia Books. The following story appears in chapter nine, Big Bawa. We set out later in the morning in two vans, one to… Read More

Graphic: Walker Cahall

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: coMOMdo

By Fitz Cahall   |   Dec 6, 2016 December 6, 2016

“As a mom, you have no book that tells you the right way to take care of your kids through bad times,” says Bonnie Elozory, mother of four. For seven years, the Elozory family weathered a relentless streak of bad luck. With no instructions on how to pull her family… Read More

Photo: Graeme Owsianski

Home with Marie-France Roy

By Molly Baker   |   Nov 18, 2016 November 18, 2016

“This planet is so powerful and diverse, but also fragile. I felt that building a smaller home, out of as many local, natural and recycled resources as possible, would be a wonderful way for me to remain more connected and grounded.”—Marie-France Roy You can tell a lot… Read More

Photo: Kyle Sparks

A School That Goes into The Wild

By Nicole Marie   |   Nov 14, 2016 November 14, 2016

It’s spring so there are many fledging birds about. I’m wandering with a group of children when I hear baby dark-eyed juncos begging nearby. I put my hand to my ear and listen. The children do the same. Now we all hear the birds. “Let’s go find them!” they clamor. Read More

Photo: Nick Romano

Lost in the Light

By Tara Kramer   |   Nov 4, 2016 November 4, 2016

I’m starting to measure time as it’s marked by the ice caps. Two months here, three months there, then fall in Montana, or spring, or a month of summer, and then again to the Flat White. I scatter through the seasons and across hemispheres, losing myself in the months, the landscape,… Read More

Photo: Kitty Calhoun

The Not So Obvious

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Oct 31, 2016 October 31, 2016

I was on my first snorkel, on the lookout for humpback whales near Tonga, when a monstrous creature slowly rose through the murky water from the depths of the ocean. She was close enough that I could see her eye studying me. I was afraid and, while holding her gaze,… Read More

Artwork: Walker Cahall

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Tales of Terror Vol. 7

By Fitz Cahall   |   Oct 28, 2016 October 28, 2016

This is our seventh annual Tales of Terror episode. Over the past seven years, we’ve read a lot of stories about scary things that happen out in the woods. We’ve discovered that there are all kinds of frightening things that can happen out there, but there are two ingredients that,… Read More

Photo: Carla Malloy

Reflecting on the Future

By Chris Malloy   |   Oct 5, 2016 October 5, 2016

My three kids are young, too young for me to wax politics with. Nothing worse than an 8-year-old reciting slogans they don’t understand. For now, I’m getting them in the hills, letting them feel the cold and the growl in their bellies after a long day out. I’m doing my best… Read More

Book photo: Tim Davis

Let My People Go Surfing

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Sep 8, 2016 September 8, 2016

Ten years after its original publication, Penguin Books has released a completely revised and expanded edition of Yvon Chouinard’s classic memoir, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, with more than 40 percent new material and featuring a new foreword by Naomi Klein, author of… Read More

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