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Between the Lines
Crowd Mentality • Our national parks have enacted thoughtful solutions to mass tourism. It’s time for visitors to do their part, too.
Eating It Up • When fair weather draws folks outdoors, the food vendors of Brooklyn cater to every taste. Here’s what New Yorkers were munching on this spring.
Inside Voice • New research explores whether the performance-boosting effects of positive self-talk can be attributed to more than just the absence of negativity
The Wild Effect • On the tenth anniversary of her beloved memoir, CHERYL STRAYED recalls the Pacific Crest Trail through-hike that changed everything
I Won’t Go into the Backcountry Without This Device • How a satellite communicator helps me tamp down panic in the wilderness
Pack It Out • Two hikers go head to head on the best carryall for a walk in the woods
The Between Lands • Seven national parks, 1,270 miles, and six new base camps: we’ve come up with the ultimate western road-trip itinerary—but not for the reasons you might think. Yes, these parks are among our most iconic, but it’s the journeys linking them that provide the greatest opportunity for adventure. From our favorite quick-hop detours to the best spots to après, here’s how to make the most of this summer and avoid the crowds.
The New Guide to Outdoor Cooking • SAVORY BACKCOUNTRY EATS. CAMPING MEALS THAT REALLY IMPRESS. CHEFS WHO INSPIRE. AND THE PERFECT TOOLS TO HELP YOU CREATE A MOUTHWATERING FEAST AFTER A DAY OF ADVENTURE.
What the World Needs Now is Clothing Made for Mars • WITH FABRICS CREATED FROM ALGA, GRAPHENE, AND COPPER, AND HOODIES BUILT TO LAST A HUNDRED YEARS, TWO BRITISH AD MEN ARE CREATING THE APPAREL AND GEAR OF THE FUTURE
The Call of the Candy-Ass • I GO OUTDOORS TO FIND MY SOFTER, KINDER SELF. YOU SHOULD TRY IT.
A Strange Case of Cold Urticaria • People develop sensitivites to just about everything these days, but can you really be allergic to frigid temperatures? ALISON ESPACH takes us on a wild journey to find out.
The Balloon Man’s Last Ride • BRIAN BOLAND was a prolific creator of handcrafted hot-air balloons who set distance and altitude records all over the world. But on July 15, 2021, during a routine outing with a family in Vermont, things went dramatically wrong. Sarah Schweitzer examines Boland’s eccentric and adventurous life, and finds out what happened on his fateful last flight.
Life’s Swell • The 1998 story that inspired the film Blue Crush—and a generation of women surfers who rip