MTB, ASAP, PLZ
Trails and tips to boost your precious few months of summer ride time, from the classics (Crested Butte, Park City, Sun Valley) to upstart mountain bike destination Saint-Raymond, Québec. Also: Downieville, California; Ascutney, Vermont; Squamish, British Columbia, and Bellingham, Washington.
Mountain Town Racing
How food innovators and inventors are prepping for a climate-warmed future. Good news: It’ll be tasty. Plus, food-focused entrepreneurs, including Ritual Chocolate, Urban Moonshine, Nuun, Riverbend Malt House, and KivaSun.
Butcher A Hog…
…and make sausage with Denver chef Paul C. Reilly.
departments + columns
Marc Peruzzi fears Orwellian orderliness. His case for do-nothing culture.
Summer, stilled. Take a peek.
Melissa Arnot just became the first American woman to summit Everest without oxygen. Kristin Hostetter reports on what makes the 32-year-old so interesting. Plus: Why more ski resorts should install via ferratas, how climate change is stripping the Southwest of its forests, and the bike producer helping Detroit escape its recession.
Take in Prohibition Era-vibes and 13,000-foot peaks at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, visit the cultural hub of mountain biking in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, or head to California’s wine country for a Tuscan getaway. Plus, the only place to stay in Québec’s remote Gaspé National Park.
How Bend, Oregon, waded through political thickets, entrenched constituencies, and a very sick forest to become one of the few towns prepared for wildfires. Kyle Dickman reports.
SOS Outreach takes at-risk kids to new pinnacles, building their confidence, skill sets, and love of wilderness.