Why Telemark?

by Andy Dappen Dynafit's Tourlite Tech randonnee binding--a 1.5 pound (per pair) wonder. Telemark skiing rose from the ashes of extinction in the mid-1970s for intelligent reasons. Lightweight ... Read More...

The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop -- What to do with Waste by Andy Dappen and Matthew Tangeman High-tech, solar-powered luxury latrines - like this one near Longs Peak, Colorado - aren't always so readily available. ... Read More...

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...