"The Life Aquatic" — What compels a couple to spend life at sea with their young family? A desire to do something different.
Outside Magazine, Sept. 2018
"Lead With Your Heart" — Lel Tone built a reputation in the ski guiding community by calmly managing extreme situations. But even the brave have their demons.
Powder Magazine, Sept. 2018
"Whitney Has Turned Into an Overcrowded Catastrophe" - Summit fever, a lack of mountaineering skills, and the allure of social media are leading to serious accidents on the lower 48's highest peak. Can anything be done to stop the injuries and deaths?
Outside Online, June 2018
"The Queen of Green" — She helped the federal government become more eco-friendly, now Kate Brandt is turning to her biggest project yet: Converting Google to clean energy.
Outside Magazine, June 2018
"Inside Yosemite" — Yosemite National Park staff geologist Greg Stock shares his favorite spots in the park.
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2018
"The Gatekeeper" — What does it take to get a large ski resort to open its still-locked boundaries to the backcountry? Mountain guide Adrian Ballinger finds out.
Backcountry, March 2018
"Walk It Off" — From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. Each year, there's a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are 10 of our favorites.
"Boss Lady" — Pioneering freeskier Grete Eliassen went from halfpipe champ and film star to her biggest role yet: mom.
Ski Magazine, November 2017
"Resilience" — Big mountain skier Jackie Paaso spent years in a dark, depressed state. Through skiing, she found the light.
Powder, September 2017
"How to Go Big" — Hailey Langland, teenage snowboard phenom, on mastering something you've never done before.
New York Times, May 2017
"Claire Smallwood" - Talking to the director of She Jumps about making desserts, getting women into skiing, and having your own North Star.
Powder Magazine, October 2017
"Best Trips of 2017" — I write about a bar and bike shop in North Carolina and mountain-top yurts at a cat-skiing destination in Utah.
Outside Magazine, April 2017
"Travel: Nevada County" — Swaths of the Sierra opening to adventurers through new trails, huts, and (finally) home sharing.
San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2017
"Where to Live Now" - From Birmingham to Seattle to San Luis Obispo, I write about the best towns to make your adventure base camp.
Outside Magazine, July 2017
"The New Heroes" — How 30 millennials are changing the world of adventure. I write about two Alaskan sisters, a Philly-based clothing company, and a long-distance hiker.
Outside Magazine, December 2016
"Sheltered" — Affordable housing in ski towns is gone. Can resort communities stop the crisis from running locals out of town?
Powder Magazine, December 2016
"The Freshy Factor" — Two software engineers—and self-proclaimed weather geeks—go live to reboot the way you plan your powder days.
Ski Magazine, December 2016
"Meet Your Maker" - What does it take to make a good product? I interviewed designers from GoPro, Hoka, Arc'teryx and DPS Skis to find out.
Outside Buyer's Guide, Winter 2017
"Great Heights" — Maggie Voisin is the future of America's women slopestyle. I interviewed the teenage phenom from Montana about her rise to stardom.
Powder, October 2016
"Skiing Down Demons in Stairs Gulch" - Pro skier Caroline Gleich returns to the line that killed her brother 15 years ago in the Utah backcountry.
Vice.com, April 2016
"Take the Plunge" - How to snorkel in polar waters, with tips from a woman who's planing the first snorkel expedition of Canada's Northwest Passage.
RedBulletin.com, July 2016
"In the Wake" — Six athletes died for adventures they loved. Six widows remain. When a world is shattered. The noise silenced. What lies beyond?
Mountain Outlaw, Summer 2016
"Beyond the Gold" — Heartbreak and loss may come with any high-stakes sport, but Olympians also experience a sense of accomplishment, camaraderie, and joy.
Live Happy, September 2016
"Don't Just Sit There" - How to master a new skill — like cooking with grasshoppers — on your next beach vacation.
Men's Journal, February 2016
"The Last Great Monoskier" - One guy. One ski. All seven continents. Meet monoskier Lee Dube.
Backcountry Magazine, January 2016
"Refresh" — Is hyperconnectivity enhancing our world or destroying its meaning? A feature story about skiing in the digital age.
Powder, February 2016
"Skiing on the Side" - How South Lake Tahoe is transforming from a has-been gambling hub to a 24-hour mountain town that just wants to have fun.
Ski Magazine, January 2016
"Riding the Volcano" - It sounds insane: Spend your vacation time by tempting fate and visiting an active volcano. But is it?
Red Bulletin Magazine, January 2016
"Lost and Found" - How one family found home off the grid in the Sierra. A profile of the Lost Trail Lodge and the family that runs the place.
Backcountry magazine, December 2015
"Best Towns" — What are the best towns in America? I wrote up the East Coast picks from Maine to Maryland in Outside magazine's annual roundup.
Outside, September 2015
"Don't Leave Me Hanging" — The Tahoe-based High Fives Foundation isn't just aiming to help injured athletes; they're trying to stop injuries from happening in the first place.
Out Living It, Summer 2015
"Oral History of Kona" — An oral history of the Kona Ironman World Championships, as told through some of the event's most legendary athletes.
Red Bulletin, October 2015
"First in Flight" — Pro skier Rory Bushfield lost his wife, freeskiing legend Sarah Burke, three years ago. But he hasn't lost his zest for life. I interviewed Rory about giving back and living large.
ESPN.com, February 2015
"Dyer Straights" — Lynsey Dyer set out to change the landscape of women in sports. But first she had to learn how to make a ski movie. The result? The new film, "Pretty Faces."
Freeskier, Nov. 2014
"Mack Attack" — How a barber in Portland, Oregon, has fought bipolar disease, homelessness, and troubles with the law to become a father of four and a pioneer of river surfing.
Coast Mountain Culture, Winter 2015
"Missionaries of the Mountains" — Nobody spreads the gospel of the backcountry like Noah and Jonah Howell, the brothers behind Powderwhore Productions.
Backcountry, Dec. 2014
"Blind Spot" — The best ski area in Colorado? It must just be Loveland, the place you've always driven by. I followed Loveland's hardiest locals around on a powder day last winter.
Powder, Nov. 2014
"Running for Joy" — What is runner's high and does it actually work? A look into why exercise not only makes you healthier, it makes you happier, too.
Live Happy, January 2015
"A Ghost Among Us" — A woman named Anish smashed the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail last summer. But what was driving her?
Backpacker, August 2014
"Waves That Save" -- How surfing can not only make you happier and healthier, it can actually save your life.
Live Happy, August 2014
"Sky's the Limit" — A new Google-backed wind energy startup, built by a couple of kiteboarders, is aiming to revolutionize alternative energy.
Outside, August 2014
"At the Altar" — One month after being involved in a fatal avalanche, I married my best friend. I wrote about that in an editor's letter in Backcountry Magazine.
Backcountry, February 2014
"Tunnel Vision" —What started as a glorious powder day ended in a desperate fight for survival after three skiers were buried by a killer avalanche in the backcountry of Stevens Pass, in Washington's Cascades.