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“The Compositional King” — Nic Alegre quickly accelerated from cubicle-bound city dweller to one of the top action sports photographers in the world. Here’s how.  Ski Journal, September 2019

“The Compositional King” — Nic Alegre quickly accelerated from cubicle-bound city dweller to one of the top action sports photographers in the world. Here’s how.

Ski Journal, September 2019

“ This Backcountry Hut has a Story to Tell ”— The long-awaited Kees and Claire Hut finally opens in British Columbia. Here’s how the hut got its name.   REI Co-op Journal, September 2019

This Backcountry Hut has a Story to Tell”— The long-awaited Kees and Claire Hut finally opens in British Columbia. Here’s how the hut got its name.

REI Co-op Journal, September 2019

“ Her Name is Grace ” — Western States Endurance Run has adopted a new policy for runners who are transgender. They created it in part to welcome one runner in particular: Her name is Grace Fisher.  REI Co-op Journal, July 2019

Her Name is Grace” — Western States Endurance Run has adopted a new policy for runners who are transgender. They created it in part to welcome one runner in particular: Her name is Grace Fisher.

REI Co-op Journal, July 2019

“Best Places to Live” — America’s new adventure capitals, including Los Angeles and Reno—two cities I wrote about.  Outside Magazine, July 2019

“Best Places to Live” — America’s new adventure capitals, including Los Angeles and Reno—two cities I wrote about.

Outside Magazine, July 2019



Several people didn’t have crampons, and others were using trekking poles instead of an ice ax. It felt as if everyone had raided an REI and landed here, posing as mountaineers. As we inched closer to the bottom of the Chute, I watched in horror as three hikers toppled head over heels hundreds of feet down the 30-degree, ice-covered slope, none able to self-arrest.


From Outside’s “Mount Whitney is an Overcrowded Catastrophe.” Read More →


Jerry was flawed, but he wasn't a monster. He raised me from age four to 13, and even though his death gave my family a twisted kind of peace, I still loved him. I want to know what happened to him and, more important, why.

From Outside’s “In a House by the River.” Read More →