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Between the Lines
The Big Pipe • A crazy-sounding idea—build a tube from the Pacific to bring water to Utah’s Great Salt Lake—raises a larger question: Are we willing to do absolutely anything to fight climate change?
Running for the Hills • ELIUD KIPCHOGE, the world’s greatest marathoner, prepares to take on Boston
The Universe Clock • Randy Udall was most at peace in the wilderness. After his death, his daughter sought healing on his favorite trails and took up his annual ritual of hiking to a secret place in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, where she was surprised by what she found.
Use It or Lose It • Age may be just a number—but so is your weekly mileage
Is Camp Cooking Better than Dehydrated Meals While Backpacking? • The answer isn’t as obvious as it was five years ago
Why I Still Hold On to My 29-Year-Old Racing Shoes • Hint: it’s certainly not for the smell
Rising to the Challenge • How mountain-town bakers tackle—and perfect—the art of breads and pastries at elevation
Sierra Bakehouse’s Ultimate Ganache Brownies
The Ten Most Beautiful Treks in the World • Our trails columnist has hiked thousands of miles. These are the routes still on his bucket list, from leisurely strolls to challenging mountain paths, spectacular landscapes to gateways for cultural immersion. Thrill yourself with a trip to an amazing trail this year.
Map It • Nothing gets us excited about a hike more than a good map
The Future of the Mountain Town
The Murder of Moriah Wilson • How did one of the best young bike racers in the country wind up dead in an Austin apartment? IAN DILLE unravels the tangled story of a crime that shocked the world.
A Note from the Editor
Driving Change • THE GAMBLER 500 IS AN OFF-ROAD RALLY WITH A MISSION
Why 500,000 People Are Lining Up to Watch Paint Dry • MEET YOUTUBE’S QUIET SUPERSTAR: Martijn Doolaard, a semi-hermit Dutchman who has turned the slow, steady process of Alpine-cabin restoration into a masterpiece of performance art
He Trots the Air • The end was coming for Roany, a strong and beautiful horse who’d been at the center of the author’s life for 25 years. In this 2019 story, she explains that what she wanted for him was simple: a peaceful exit, lifted by the touch of human hands.
Why Relationships with Animals Are the Most Fulfilling • Pam Houston talks about one of her fundamental beliefs: almost nothing matters more than caring for a beautiful creature throughout its life