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The Dark Side
This Land Is Our Land • OUTDOOR INDUSTRY: IT’S TIME TO EMBRACE HUNTERS AND ANGLERS AS POLITICAL ALLIES IN CONSERVATION BATTLES
The Real Deep South • AN EXPAT TRAVEL WRITER WHO SPENT THE PAST FIVE YEARS EXPLORING AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND REVEALS HER 12 FAVORITE DOWN UNDER ADVENTURES
True North • THIS BACKCOUNTRY LODGE IN THE HEART OF DENALI NATIONAL PARK MAY BE PERCHED ON A RAZOR’S EDGE, BUT ITS REAL THRILL IS ACCESS TO ENDLESS ADVENTURE
Time Traveler • A GLOBE-TROTTING COMPANION FOR THE AGES
Carve It Your Way • THE BEST RESORT PLANKS FOR HOWEVER YOU LIKE TO GET DOWN
2019: A Shape Odyssey • FOUR DECKS THAT POINT TO THE SPORT’S FUTURE
Full Coverage • STAY WARM AND COMFORTABLE—AND HAVE MORE FUN
Rack and Roll • KEEP YOUR WINTER ARSENAL SAFE AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD
MAYDAY • RICHARD CARR, A RETIRED PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HAD LONG DREAMED OF SAILING AROUND THE WORLD, WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC WHEN HE STARTED SENDING FRANTIC MESSAGES THAT SAID PIRATES WERE BOARDING HIS BOAT. TWO THOUSAND MILES AWAY IN LOS ANGELES, HIS FAMILY WOKE UP TO A NIGHTMARE: HE MIGHT BE DYING ALONE, AND THERE WAS ALMOST NOTHING THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT.
CRASHING DOWN • Charlie Finlayson was on the ultimate climbing adventure with his dad, David, when a loose boulder forced him to make a daunting rescue
WAY OFF-PISTE • Kelsey Malin and a friend were chasing powder at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain resort when a wrong turn sent them into the wild for 52 frigid hours
THE HOUSE OF MOURNING • ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON MOTHER’S DAY IN 1986, A GROUP OF TEENAGERS ASSEMBLED AT AN EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL IN PORTLAND, OREGON, TO EMBARK ON AN EXPEDITION. THEIR GOAL WAS TO SUMMIT MOUNT HOOD, COMPLETING AN ADVENTURE PROGRAM THAT WAS REQUIRED FOR ALL SOPHOMORES. wHAT FOLLOWED WAS A STORY OF TRAGEDY AND LOSS THAT IS COMMEMORATED ANNUALLY AT THE INSTITUTION IT CHANGED FOREVER.
ADRIFT • One weekend, Matthew Bryce headed to his favorite Scottish beach to surf. The conditions were perfect. Until they were deadly.
A HIGH CASE OF THE BENDS • George Watson was on an exploratory scuba dive in a remote lake in the Peruvian Andes when everything that could go wrong suddenly did
THE UPSIDE OF DANGER • AS A SIX-YEAR-OLD, CODY SHEEHY MADE HEADLINES WHEN HE VANISHED INTO THE FREEZING WOODS OF NORTHEAST OREGON, MAKING IT OUT SAFELY AFTER 18 HOURS OF DETERMINED SLOGGING. RETRACING HIS STEPS 32 YEARS LATER, SHEEHY SAYS THAT GETTING LOST WAS ONE OF THE BEST LIFE LESSONS HE EVER HAD.
SINK OR SWIM • David McMahon and Sydnie Uemoto, young pilots for Mokulele Airlines, were just trying to log some hours flying between Oahu and the Big Island. Then the engines went out.
THE STRANGER IN THE SHELTER • THREE PEOPLE MET IN THE GEORGIA WOODS. THEY WERE TWO YOUNG MEN AND A GIRL NOT YET 18. THEY WERE A DRIFTER AND A PAIR WHO BARELY KNEW EACH OTHER. THEY WERE, ALL THREE, GREEN TO THE OUTDOORS, NEW TO THE DRAGON-BACKED HIGHLANDS NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. ONE DIED IN THOSE MOUNTAINS. A SECOND FORFEITED ANY SHOT AT A NORMAL LIFE. JUST ONE OF THE THREE HAS OUTLIVED THE STORY.UNTIL NOW, 44 YEARS AFTER THE FACT, THAT SURVIVOR HAS SHARED IT WITH FEW. THREE PEOPLE MET IN THE GEORGIA WOODS, AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.
UNDER FIRE • John Pascoe and his wife, Jan, had lived in their beautiful Napa home for 38 years when the Tubbs Fire arrived suddenly at their door in October 2017
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