Outdoor News

The Mountain Zone – A Look Back

The call arrived via one of our satellite phones just as I got to work the morning of May 2, 1999. Routinely, we routed the Everest calls through a special number at MountainZone.com with equipment that recorded every one and alerted me and my editorial staff to incoming news. On the other end of the […]

A Call to Action

Nature bats last. Those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s vividly recall this rallying cry. And over the past decades, many of us committed to sound conservation practices and expanding our outdoor recreation opportunities continuously went to bat for nature. We struck out a few times, put some points on the […]

Permit Lottery for Rafting Western Rivers

The time has come. January 31 is right around the corner. Getting a permit for one of these 13 rivers requires winning the lottery. Sure the odds are a bit more favorable than the Powerball, but that doesn’t mean your dreams will come true. On the most coveted trips, like the Grand Canyon and Middle […]

Patagonia Pulls Out of Outdoor Retailer

On December 28th, Barack Obama designated the Bears Ears region in south-eastern Utah as a national monument. That move was immediately met with strong opposition from Utah politicians including the mayor of Monticello Tim Young, Utah congressmen Jason Chaffetz & Rob Bishop, Senator Orrin Hatch, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. On Friday, Governor Herbert signed a resolution advising President Trump to overturn […]