Save the Planet-By Playing

Photo taken by John Plotz, edited by Sarah Shaffer. There's evidence from all quarters that Americans work too much. Contrary to what our bosses say, this isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact, it's can b... Read More...

Backcountry Pharmacy

In this suit-happy world, the author of this article preferred not to be identified. He's had first-aid training and is an experienced climber. He is not a medical professional.  This story and its recommendat... Read More...

Sagebrush Love

Story by Kristen Ballinger I grew up fifty yards away from a steep, dry, sagebrush and bitterbrush-covered mountain, home to rattlesnakes, coyotes, deer ticks and even a rusting 1950s washing machine.  And I l... Read More...

Landscaping with Wildflowers

Landscaping with Wildflowers by Julia Leach  Growing up in western Washington, colorful wildflower communities seemed to only be found in mountain meadows that you’d have to drive and hike hours to get to.  W... Read More...

Slithering Fauna

Written by Timothy Hohn, pictures provided by Ian Garrison “Snake!” someone suddenly cries. There’s a momentary paralysis among all who are nearby, now alert to a perceived danger. In the next few seconds, an ... Read More...

Injury Prevention 101

Cranking out a few pushups on top of Saddle Rock. Combining some calisthenics and some stretches with your outings is a good way to hone your body and avoid injury. Most runners, hikers, climbers, cyclists,... Read More...