My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.

The Human Chain

There was no cell service. I knew I had to move fast.

Opening the Door to Wilderness

Why are the terms “explore,” “conquer,” and “discover” so prevalent when we talk about the outdoors? These terms are callbacks to colonialism and the so-called Age of Discovery.

What Neighbors Do

I began to question the value of the individual to the community instead of the other way around.

Into the Wild

all photos by Sarah Whiting Last summer, our Girl Scout troop…

The Big Lake Effect

Carah Thomas-Maskell (Photo by Nita Anderson) I grew up…
Lisa Pugh

Protecting Wilderness

The Boundary Waters is a vast, interconnected system of waterways, with no capacity to buffer acids, heavy metals, and sulfates — all signatures of copper-nickel mine waste.

A Cycling Journey of Firsts

Julia Lawler (Courtesy Photo) In late 2017, with my 30th…

What Our Parks Need

Photo by Sarah Whiting I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood…
Alora Jones

Being Outdoorsy

Alora Jones is an avid hiker and camper, tree hugger, and marketing…

Wave Rider

Jenny Schwietz (Photo by Erik Gaffron) The first time Jenny…

Setting New Goals

LGBTQ+ content is made possible by Ellie Krug Cil Winton,…