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Another Zinke cover-up?

In an article in Outside Magazine, reporter Elliott Woods noticed that Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, had rigged his fly fishing reel backwards.   268 more words

Reconnecting with Nature, and with Wi-Fi

When Henry David Thoreau wrote about living in a small cabin in the woods with intention, did he not imagine that readers would find out he went to his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house for dinner? 338 more words


Interior Secretary Zinke Bans Outside magazine reporter from conference call after the reporter noted Zinke rigged his fly fishing reel backwards

Apparently, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, besides lacking fly fishing skills, doesn’t have a sense of humor.

Source:  The Montana Post

“The fishing incident would be a comical encounter if not for the dangerous precedent set to ban reporters who tell the truth.” 297 more words

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Mike Mariani, Emma Marris, Patrick Rosal, Susana Ferreira, and Scott Indrisek.

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A Very Old Man for a Wolf

He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. 98 more words

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Love Your Sports Bra

Do you love your sports bra? Do you search for the perfect bra to make your boobs behave during your runs? Do you even think about how important your sports bra is to your athletic life? 161 more words


Going It Alone, by Rahawa Haile

The essay below, Going It Alone, was published in Outside magazine in April 2017. Its author is Rahawa Haile of Oakland. We invite you to read it, both for the beauty of its language and also, most importantly, for its thought-provoking content. 435 more words

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