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Working Madison ~ a photo essay

  Recently Madison, Wisconsin was named the city in America with the highest quality of living. This latest accolade bestowed upon my adopted hometown came as no surprise to me. After ...

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The Guide ~ a short story

Jamal’s senses snapped into focus with a sudden burst of light. The darkness that enveloped him had lasted only an instant as his mind recovered from the shock of having ...

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Manoomin: Food that grows on the water

In this short film from the Wisconsin Media Lab we get a wonderful view into the ancient tradition of wild rice harvesting in the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake. ...

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Peter McBride ~ photographing the most endangered river in America

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Grayson Schaffer: Outside’s Senior Editor On the Surprising Death Rate of Sherpas on Everest

Since before Edmond Hillary stood atop Mount Everest in 1953 the Sherpa ...

Mountain 2 Mountain

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Crenchaw Realizes King’s Mountain Dream

Fifty years ago this summer in 1964 Charles Madison Crenchaw became the first African-American to climb to the summit of Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Also known as Denali this peak represents the highest physical point that anyone can achieve in this country. And as metaphor of freedom, this seminal moment in […]

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The Diverse Environmental Leaders National Speakers Bureau

In a Washington, DC hotel room I resigned myself to the image in the mirror. Years ago I swore among other things that I would never work a job that required me to wear a tie. And as I dressed for an appointment at the prestigious National Press Club in denim jeans, a long sleeve […]

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Booth Bait: Building Brand Buzz & Biz

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market starts this week in Salt Lake City Utah and everyone is excited about the many new products on display at hundreds of booths across the Salt Palace and out in the Pavilions. With thousands of attractions to tantalize the attention of attendees each exhibitor will do all that they can […]

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The Next Project

  Earlier this week I formally submitted the confirmation for my acceptance into the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program. This has been a professional goal of mine for such a long time now that I’m astonished to have finally made it this point in my career. But that begs the question that must plague the mind of every […]

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A River Reborn

In March of 2014 land management agencies of the United States and Mexican governments worked together to create an unprecedented event. The two nations lifted the gates of Morelos Dam at the U.S./Mexico Border to release a surge of water into the Colorado River Delta which had been left parched of moisture for more than […]

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Outdoor Retailer: Fly Fishing

“Many (people) go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.” Henry David Thoreau ~ (1817 – 1862) Craig Amacker releases almost every catch. It’s not fish he’s after, but the experience of a day on the water, tiny moments of time when he’s directly connected to […]

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