Doug Schnitzspahn

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The New Classics

Weeks of social distancing have made us all a bit stir crazy. Never fear, these new iterations of classic outdoor gear will...

The Goods: Cold-Weather Hiking

Winter Trail Don’t let the cold weather keep you off the trails. The following gear makes hiking in...


It’s time to restock your closet with skis, boards, snowshoes, shells, and extras that will improve your game, uplevel your look,...

Jeremy Jones: An Open Letter to Republicans on Climate Change

The Republican leadership, the people sworn to serve your best interests, are ignoring you and trying to kill the modest progress America has made in moving toward a cleaner and more prosperous economy.

Forest Bathing

After swinging a pulaski all day long, I would be pretty sated physically. I didn’t feel like I needed to go for a trail run or mountain bike ride or get in a damn workout. I would bathe in the forest, taking slow, silent walks into the secret places off the trail around our camp.

Best of the Backcountry Gear

There’s no time where gear means more than when you are out on your own in the wild.