The natural world

Check out our photo contest winners for 2017

Sudden Magnitude

“Sudden Magnitude,” by Brad Goldpaint—one of the 2017 Photo Contest Overall winners.

Spring is in the air. Thru-hikers are tending to early blisters and making their way north. Trees are budding in the Pacific Northwest and the Sierra snowpack is melting, albeit stubbornly. And we have a new batch of ... Read more

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ for protecting Wilderness 50 years ago today

The Wilderness Act turns 50 years old today. It’s almost too much for this millennial to comprehend. I’m writing, to my parent’s and grandparent’s generations to say “thank you.”

You fought the battle to protect our public lands for future generations. Here we are. We appreciate it.

Jack Haskel on ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton