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This Could Be a Game Changer in the Fight Against Doping • A new federal law, the Rodchenkov Act, has the potential to dramatically clean up international sports
Florence Is the Machine • Young Hawaiian NATHAN FLORENCE is leading a cohort of social-media-savvy surfers who have created a totally new way to go pro—no competition circuit required
Let’s Settle This Once and for All • For years, Colorado has challenged New Mexico on a spicy subject: which state grows the best chile peppers, an indispensable ingredient in southwestern cuisine. Is it possible that an upstart could topple the king?
Quality over Quantity • We’re awash with digital training data. Does any of it actually tell us how good our workout was?
Is Tenkara Pure or Just Boring? • Traditional Japanese fishing has taken the world by storm—but not everyone loves its simplicity
Why My Cotton Wolf T-Shirt Counts as Performance Gear • Sometimes it’s not about how it works but how it feels
Snack Time • Made by hand, fruit leather is both a labor of love and the ultimate outdoor treat
The 15 Happiest Towns in America • As the world rethinks how to work and live, people are searching for a better quality of life and a strong sense of community. What constitutes a happy town? We decided it comes down to things like ample outdoor access, affordability, a safe environment, diversity, and freedom for residents to be who they are. It’s not easy to check all those boxes, but the towns on our list come close.
Dig the Grave and Let Me Lie • The AMERICAN BUFFALO, a new documentary by Ken Burns, examines the near extermination of the bison on the American Great Plains, followed by its miraculous salvation
Fall’s Wildest Reads • The books we’ll be packing for autumn adventures explore calving glaciers, the surprising biology of asphalt, gender in sports, and whether the West can ever truly be won
The Kid Stays in the Picture • MAX LOWE made a big splash in 2021 with Torn, a documentary about the death of his famous father, alpinist Alex Lowe, and how it shook and shaped his family. These days, he’s forging ahead with ambitious projects—including a new film about the restorative power of climbing—in the next stage of his career.
Style and Substance • QUANNAH CHASINGHORSE is making her mark in two worlds at once: high fashion and activism, on behalf of the climate and her Indigenous community in Alaska
Fall (Is) for Films • Allow us to suggest a few additions to your queue that will take you from the summit of Mount Everest to the hollers of Appalachia, and many places in between
We Love Our Monsters • How three bros in their thirties turned their animal obsession into a binge-worthy podcast about sometimes violent—and always terrifying—INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MAN AND BEAST
All the Podcasts You Need on the Trail This Fall (Headphones Not Included) • The season’s best shows—including picks from Outside’s own podcast producers—offer thrilling tales, inspiring personal stories, and life lessons taught by outdoor mishaps
Looking for Treasure on Block Island • AN INTERACTIVE ART INSTALLATION ENCOURAGES VISITORS TO GET OUTDOORS AND SLOW DOWN
Why My Boots Stayed in the Box • A NEW PAIR OF LIMMERS TAUGHT ME A FEW THINGS ABOUT LIFE, DEATH, AND THE TRAILS WE HIKE IN BETWEEN
Cowgirls All the Way • One of the first women to make a splash during Outside’s formative years was E. JEAN CARROLL, who in 1981 reported on a championship that...