Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

How You Fix the Recreation.Gov Permit System Every year thousands of people pay a minimal fee for a chance to use ‘public lands.’ The idea of ‘public lands’ amuses me. They are public lands, and this means they belong to everyone. This...
Best Places to Meet Adventuring Partners

Best Places to Meet Adventuring Partners

Features Outdoor News Opinion Destinations Adventure Center Backpacking Canyoneering Hiking Rafting Winter Gear Buying Guides How To Reviews One of the most frustrating things, for many outdoor enthusiasts, is finding someone to adventure with.  The only thing worse...
Unusual Team Building Exercises

Unusual Team Building Exercises

Over the past couple decades, corporate America has ushered in a new era of management training. On some level, almost every business has some type of team-building activity for upper management employees and occasionally regular ones. Its aim is to enhance social...
Why We Shouldn’t Drain Lake Powell

Why We Shouldn’t Drain Lake Powell

I was in 5th grade when I first heard about the controversy surrounding the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.  My teacher was an old scraggly man who appearance-wise reminded me of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.   He mentioned how people complained about building the...
Lose Weight Fast With One of These Outdoor Adventures

Lose Weight Fast With One of These Outdoor Adventures

  For many people, exercise is one of the most boring, non-appealing things you can possibly do. Some people just drive by the gym, and they build up a sweat. For other people, the gym is an addiction, a place of solace. The gym helps them focus and unwind. But...
Do National Parks and Monuments Equal Better Protection

Do National Parks and Monuments Equal Better Protection

The recent election has called a lot of attention to the concept of national parks and national monuments.  The latter has also brought the use of the Antiquities Act into question.  However, the creation of a national monument or park in the name of protection is...