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My daughter, a sophomore in college, recently told me about a conversation she’d had with her outing club about “toxic outdoor-gear culture.”

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Early indications of a skimpy mountain snowpack are evident heading into winter, with just 75% of the typical amount of moisture frozen up in the high country as of Monday morning.

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Nineteen seventies-era St. John’s orthopedist Dr. William Mott burst out laughing at the sight of Jay Buchner hauling me into his examination room. Jay is a stout fellow, but I still puzzle how he maneuvered my hefty but inert frame down the snowy second story steps of Phyllis Hazen’s Kelly …

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Last weekend I learned that Sullivan County in upstate New York and Wyoming’s Converse County have equally popular fearsome, horned creatures in common.

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It’s officially the weird time of year for outdoor adventuring. Most hiking and biking trails are too snowy or wet, but there’s not enough snow yet for skiing … unless you know where to go.

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One of my favorite mountain bike trails has a short technical section that I dread every time I ride it.

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Last week was tough. A compilation of events and their realizations sadly left me reminiscent of the 1961 country music classic “You’re the Reason” (I Don’t Sleep at Night) by Bobby Edwards.

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I don’t know if this is a hiking adventure that might still be possible this fall — this will require that the recent snow melts down to an elevation of about 9,600 feet — or if it’s a hike to put on your list for next summer.

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When I started backpacking I carried lots of things just in case: Just in case it stormed for a week. Just in case it was colder than predicted. Just in case I lost something.

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Nineteen seventies-era St. John’s orthopedist Dr. William Mott burst out laughing at the sight of Jay Buchner hauling me into his examination room. Jay is a stout fellow, but I still puzzle how he maneuvered my hefty but inert frame down the snowy second story steps of Phyllis Hazen’s Kelly …

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It’s officially the weird time of year for outdoor adventuring. Most hiking and biking trails are too snowy or wet, but there’s not enough snow yet for skiing … unless you know where to go.

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I’m writing this Sept. 16, a most beautiful autumn day. Looking at the weather report for next week, it appears that snow in the mountains is inevitable Monday. But it also looks like this snow will be followed by several days of sunshine in which the valley highs are in the high 60s and low…

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I just got off the Main Salmon River, which was a welcome respite from the stress of everyday life and the constant bombardment of bad news I can’t seem to avoid when I have access to my phone or computer. Floating down a river takes you away from all that, but I realize it does something el…

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This past week the Snake River was the fishing grounds for the One Fly, a yearly tournament that pits some of the region’s strongest fishermen against each other in a competitive but friendly setting.

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Exceptional strength and reliability of current leader materials are the biggest recent improvements in fly-fishing gear. This pronouncement is made without fear of contradiction because most grip and grin Instagrams would still be recorded by substituting yesteryear’s fiberglass fly rods, c…

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While there is little in the sagebrush flats between Cody and Powell today (aside from agriculture and expansive views), between August 1942 and November 1945 740 acres here were home to Wyoming’s third largest “city.”

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Two Tuesdays ago my brother Rob, sister-in-law Gaby, their two daughters, Gaby’s mom, my parents, my fiance and I were supposed to be getting pampered at Brush Creek Ranch, a 30,000-acre guest ranch in southern Wyoming that in 2019 and 2020 readers of Travel + Leisure magazine rated as the “…

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PINEDALE — Minutes turned into hours as Paige Book kicked and dipped her arms into Fremont Lake’s deep clear water, propelling herself across the lake’s 9-mile-plus length. Book’s goal, Sandy Beach, lay miles away, invisible in the vast expanse of open water.

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In a response to Teton County Health Department’s change of the COVID-19 risk level to “high,” multiple events scheduled for this weekend and the coming week have been canceled. The online version of this story will be updated at JHNewsandGuide.com as news comes in. Email cancellations to ed…

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The thinking used to be that Jackson Hole would never become too crowded because it was so hard to reach. Tucked into the far northwest corner of the country’s least populated state, two of the three roads into the valley required negotiating mountain passes. The third road followed a tortuo…

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It’s not like I’ve been keeping a tally, but I’m pretty sure that over my 24 years in Jackson I’ve hiked all 242 miles of trails in Grand Teton National Park; many of these miles have passed beneath my feet dozens of times. And I’ve done plenty of off-trail explorations in the park, too.