A 5,200-word profile of Joshua Tree National Park and its superintendent, David Smith.
Feature profile of Alpinist Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Katie Ives, and her influence on mountain literature. Also a review of her book,...
Profile of West Virginia's cross country skiing impresario, Chip Chase.
An essay exploring COVID-19, as it relates to both grief and outdoor adventure.
Combining travel journalism and profile, this feature-length inquiry explores the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, as seen through the eyes of professional skijorer Karoline Conradi Øksnevad.
A look into how and why adventure athletes evolved into motivational speakers for big industry.
A remembrance of the late Fred Beckey and an analysis of how climbing's folkloric tradition imbued his legend.
A feature-length tongue-in-cheek review of UC Berkeley's Science of Happiness course. The Outside piece was later picked up by The Guardian.
A feature-length look at how the creators of Patagonia's new museum of products from its past intend it to sustain the company well into the future.
Researchers Lauren Oaks and Nik Sawe converted Oakes' doctoral research into music, a process called sonification. This piece explains how and why.
An essay about the influence of landscape on one's life...and death.
THE AUTHOR AND FORAGER Euell Theophilus Gibbons once served as the folksy face of Grape-Nuts, the breakfast cereal that contains neither...
Profile of Peter Mayfield, a pioneer in nature-based therapy for youth, and the former Chief Guide of the Yosemite School of Mountaineering.
Outside Magazine Online: Antisemitic Statements by a Climbing Pioneer Prompt the American Alpine Club to Rename a Prestigious Honor
Outside Online: 2,400-word social justice/essay. Antisemitic Statements by a Climbing Pioneer Prompt the American Alpine Club to Rename a Prestigious...
An inquiry into the psychological and biological causes of Michigan attorney Richard Jerome Levine's 2003 suicide in a Michigan trout stream.
Feature article about the ongoing efforts of the superintendent of Breaks Interstate Park in Central Appalachia, Austin Bradley, to replace...
A feature profile of the prolific author-climber-explorer, David Roberts.
An remembrance of Jennifer Ridgeway, the mastermind behind the look and feel -- and outsize influence -- of the Patagonia Catalog.
A review of environmental scientist Lauren Oakes' 2018 release, In Search of the Canary Tree.
Explainer about windborne dust and carbon's effect on premature runoff, and the ongoing efforts of NASA's Tom Painter to estimate future trends.
The Mount Whitney Zone, a designated wilderness, sees more visitors each year than its land managers can handle. This feature explains why.
An examination of how the Bureau of Economic Analysis codified outdoor industry's contributions to gross domestic product, and what that means for outdoor recreation writ large.
A review and overview of photographer Jim Herrington's award-winning coffee-table-sized-tome, "The Climbers."
Don Jensen’s genius informed the shape of the pack you wear on your back today....
The story of how the mechanics of memory created four divergent origin myths of a famous climb in Joshua Tree National Park.