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The Restoration of Hetch Hetchy

The Restoration of Hetch Hetchy

Written with contributions from Bryan Schatz The Hetch Hetchy debate has been called the most controversial National Park discussion in the US, the biggest urban scandal in US history, and potentially, the largest environmental restoration project in the world.

5 Best Ski Review Websites

5 Best Ski Review Websites

Getting ready for the upcoming season is one of the most exciting times in the life of a skier. Praying for snow, watching ski movies and scoping out new equipment to buy are the three

Halloween Costumes to Show Others You’re Eco-Friendly

Halloween Costumes to Show Others You’re Eco-Friendly

Every year, millions of Americans dress up on Oct. 31 – and each costume is like a little window into the soul of its wearer. This Halloween, show off your true (earth-toned) colors with a creative ensemble that calls attention to your eco-friendly spirit.

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Rub’ al Khali, better known as the the Empty Quarter, is a scorching patch of desert that covers more than 250,000 square miles spread out across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. The region derives its name from the fact that it is nearly completely devoid

5 Events that Changed the Sport of Skiing

5 Events that Changed the Sport of Skiing

Where the first people decided to strap wooden planks to their feet and fly down a mountain of snow is up for debate, but the most agreed upon location is in Scandinavia. The actual word ‘ski’ comes from the Old Norse word meaning stick of wood.

The Most Diabolical Ski Runs in North America

The Most Diabolical Ski Runs in North America

A lot of folks dread the autumn gloom, but not the snow bunny crowd – every onset of gray clouds and plump raindrops brings them closer to open slopes and waist-high powder. In anticipation of the forthcoming ski and snowboard season, we’re taking a look at some of the toughest, [...]

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

The 2012 Antarctic exploration season is about to get underway and as usual there are a number of interesting expeditions set to begin over the next few weeks. Chief among them will be Aaron Linsdau’s attempt to become the first American to make a solo and unassisted journey

Ask Survival Coach: 3 Things to Bring into the Wild

Ask Survival Coach: 3 Things to Bring into the Wild

Dear Survival Coach, I have a strong urge to to reconnect with mother nature for an indefinite amount of time. I’m going bare bones.  What 3 things should I bring with me?

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

Tips for Dealing With Frostbite from My Mom

My father, now 90 years old, has always had the ability to remain preternaturally calm in an emergency. Thus, I initially thought nothing of it when my phone rang and he said, matter of factly, “I need a little advice.” “What’s up?” I asked. “Oh, your mom fell in a [...]

If You Love Snow, Don’t Ignore Climate Change

Perhaps Schieffer, Crowley, and Lehrer are unaware or uninterested. We have another theory; they don’t ski. The issue of climate change is in our hands now; it’s the burden of entertainment companies, environmentalist groups, ski resorts, outdoor brands, and snow lovers around the world. Warren Miller Entertainment is one of [...]