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Our annual Outsiders of the Year list honors the most influential people changing our outdoor world. For 2019, our staff and contributors nominated an original list of 81 candidates, then got busy whittling them down to a select few. The U.S. women’s national soccer team handily won the top spot, not only bringing home their second…



If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free from anywhere in the U.S. at 1-800-273-8255.  This year, Jeff “Legend” Garmire, 28, turned heads when he recorded the fastest known time on three different trails—the Arizona Trail (which has since been broken); the Pinhoti Trail, which goes through Alabama…


In late October, five new states signed on to something called the Confluence Accords, joining a coalition of now 13 states that have created dedicated outdoor-recreation offices. Yawn, right? Who really cares about bureaucratic underlings shaking hands? In this case, we all should. The steam building behind state rec offices is a rare positive piece of political…


Vermonter Ian Compton had a career as a professional skier, appearing in legendary segments for several production companies, including his icons at Level 1 Productions. When an injury derailed him, he transitioned into life at a slower pace. Another Way, from Verb Cabin, follows Compton’s return to Greensboro, Vermont, to set up a small homestead and a life filled with skiing, friends, and a really cute…


In this early-season roundup, I’ll provide insights on the best new products in the off-piste realm. Take note that some of the descriptions below are more previews than full reviews, as I’ve only been testing for a few weeks. Whether you’re a savvy resort skier preparing for your first tour or a backcountry savant looking for an upgrade,…


A teardrop trailer is an ideal adventure rig for many weekend warriors. It’s small enough to fit in your garage, can be towed by nearly any vehicle, and you can always keep it packed up and ready to go. The problem with most trailers (of any kind) is that they don’t stand up to abuse on rough dirt roads. And if…


Kuiu Kutana Soft Shell Jacket ($259) (Photo: Courtesy Kulu) The Kutana soft shell has panels of durable Japanese nylon that are stretch-woven, without the need for spandex. And Kuiu’s trim, sleek cut makes its apparel fit athletic builds true to size. Buy Now Patagonia Western Snap LS Shirt ($79) (Photo: Courtesy Patagonia) This shirt is equally suited…


For years I’ve been an enthusiastic user of Salomon trail-running shoes, with my all-time favorites coming from the Sense family—the Sense Pro, Sense Pro 2, and S-Lab Sense Ultra. But Salomon has never broadly or successfully extended the winning features of its trail-running shoes—notably, the glove-like fit, the reliable outsole grip, and the upper’s best-in-class durability—to backpacking or crossover categories like high…


Dog beds are comfortable, but hardly portable. Blankets roll up small, but don’t provide cushion. So technical blanket maker Rumpl teamed up with Instagram’s most famous adventure dog, Loki the Wolfdog, to combine the best aspects of a bed and blanket into something you can easily take with when you travel.  The Rumpl x Loki Dog…


Winter Birding

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Cold Moon at Dusk

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Bobcat at Dawn

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Staying in Touch

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