Literature of place has been with us forever, from the heroic journeys there and back again (think Homer and [...]


Rather than muse about the hot summer, I thought I’d post this exciting news about the success of a [...]


This summer day will burn hot, here and around the hemisphere. Last night the evening air chilled enough that [...]


The heartbreaking 2016 Antarctic crossing of Henry Worsley, who came within 126 miles of his goal, recently [...]


Ed Abbey had joined a Colorado River trip I'd guided in summer 1975, soon after he'd written The Monkey Wrench Gang (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1975). The book was about to hit the shelves and would become a literary and cultural phenomenon. He didn't reveal anything about the Gang, and we didn't ask, but as we floated Cataract, he'd already orchestrated the lives and acts of Hayduke and Seldom Seen and Bonnie and Doc. [...]