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Thursday, September 27,2012

The high life for M. John Fayhee

Mountain man (finally) does some research

By Jefferson Dodge
Even if you are fluent in mountain-speak and can list all of the state’s 14ers in under a minute, grizzled high-country scribe M. John Fayhee has a book for you. Actually, two.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Man gone wild

Primitive skills could save your life — and open your eyes

By Elizabeth Miller
One week in fall several years ago, Douglas Hill went into the woods. What came out of the woods was a different man.
Thursday, September 20,2012

Can you have the Wild West and your blueberry mojitos, too?

Upscale Moab weekend shines light on old Western divide

By Elizabeth Miller
Erin and I are off itinerary. It’s after 1:30 p.m. when we look up at the clock in the WabiSabi thrift store in downtown Moab and realize we’ve missed our lunch reservation by an hour.
Thursday, September 13,2012

If you build it, they will ride

New trails, added terrain keep Moab on top when it comes to biking

By Elizabeth Miller
A collaboration between trail developers and land managers has let up to 80 new miles of trails be opened or proposed in the last four years and cut back the number of illegal trail miles.
Thursday, September 6,2012

Sleepers at altitude

Colorado mountain climbing team talks about camping on the summit of all the 14ers

By Elizabeth Miller
After weathering tent pole-breaking winds and a mostly sleepless night at 14,443 feet on the summit of Mount Elbert, Jon Kedrowski and Chris Tomer awoke to an idea: Could they sleep on the summits of every 14er in the state?
Thursday, September 6,2012

Diving in to the unclimbed

Film on the Sharks Fin first ascent screens at Reel Rock 7

By Elizabeth Miller
One look at the Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru and it’s not hard to see how the arrowhead feature could dig into a climber’s mind.
Thursday, August 30,2012

K2s deadliest day: The Sherpa perspective

By Jason Zasky
"Among mountaineers Sherpas hold nearly mythical status. They have this seemingly superhuman ability to perform incredible climbing feats,” relates Peter Zuckerman, coauthor of Buried in the Sky.
Wednesday, August 29,2012

2012 vote will have huge impact on environment, wild places

The 2012 election isn't just about the economy or gay rights or the other issues that dominate the headlines, writes Vanessa Kritzer of the League of Conservation Voters.
Wednesday, August 29,2012

Two dead of hantavirus in Yosemite

A second death has been linked to an outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park, park officials announced, as roughly 1,700 people were exposed to the virus. There are two other confirmed cases.
Tuesday, August 28,2012

In failed long-distance swim, jellyfish stings trumped technology

Diana Nyad, a 64-year-old distance swimmer attempting to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys, called it quits last week partway through her journey, citing "extreme exhaustion." She could just as well have cited jellyfish stings.