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A Desert Life profiles the king of the dirtbag climbers

The Desert Life

Video profiles 53-year-old Alf Randell and his passion for desert living and climbing. Continue reading

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Southern California

Bear Mountain Freestyle Snowboard and Ski Park

Guide to ski and snowboard resorts near Los Angeles and San Diego. Continue reading

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Carl Pope Resigns as Head of the Sierra Club

Carl Pope

Longtime head of Sierra Club leaves amid concerns the group got too cozy with industry and labor groups Continue reading

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Coke lobbying stops plastic bottle ban in Grand Canyon

A Hiker on the South Kaibab Trail about half-way to Phantom Ranch. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

After intense lobbying by Coca Cola, the head of the National Park Service has blocked a plan to stop selling plastic bottles in Grand Canyon National Park. Continue reading

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Dam on popular Washington whitewater run done got blown up

Condit Dam Demolition

After nearly a century, the White Salmon River in Washington has been freed, opening a popular whitewater paddling run to natural water flows. Continue reading

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America’s Great Outdoors progress report released

America's Great Outdoors progress report

The Obama administration released a progress report earlier this month on the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, a program intended to encourage outdoor recreation and better manage the country’s wilderness areas. Continue reading

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New York City Hiking Guide

Hiker in New Yorks Adirondack Mountains. Photo: Dennis Barnes

A guide to hiking destinations within easy reach of New York City. Continue reading

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