My Month of Doing 100 Wheelies a Day

“In her quest to master a quintessential cool-kid trick, a writer found the sweet spot at the crossroads of work and play.”

Author: Kim Cross
Source: Outside
Published: Mar 15, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,550 words)

Notes from a Moab Trailer

“I didn’t hear from her. I had flings with other women, but nobody equaled her. Unable to maintain a relationship, I got a dog, a heeler mutt puppy I saw in a cardboard box at the supermarket. I named her Sadie. When Wendy returned a year or so later, she was with a new guy, a fisherman, long hair and a beard, engaged to marry.”

Source: Outside
Published: Mar 23, 2021
Length: 34 minutes (8,665 words)

We Had Marlon Brando’s Island Utopia to Ourselves

“Dad liked everything that lived on this island,” his son Teihotu told a filmmaker in 2016. “We did a lot of stargazing on the beach, we sailed on the full moon. A lot of not talking. Just looking. At this place, you have all the answers.”

Source: Outside
Published: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,587 words)

The Final Descent of Dean Cummings

““This isn’t a tale of savagery,” said former H2O lead guide turned Cummings nemesis Will Spilo. “This is a tale of mental illness.””

Source: Outside
Published: Feb 22, 2021
Length: 44 minutes (11,237 words)

After the Crash, They Said I Was Fine. I Wasn’t.

“And now here I was, being pulled from a helicopter, powerless. Exposed. Broken. I had fallen out of the sky in more ways than one that day.”Erin Tierney

Source: Outside
Published: Feb 3, 2021
Length: 35 minutes (8,944 words)

I Saw the World on Cruise Ships

“High school didn’t serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea.”

Source: Outside
Published: Jan 19, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,250 words)

An Oral History of the National Brotherhood of Skiers

“In March, the group made news after its summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, had a devastating encounter with the coronavirus—scores of members fell ill, and four died. Now it’s wrestling with how to leverage the momentum of a national reckoning with racism.”

Source: Outside
Published: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,585 words)

Journey to the Center of the Earth

“Explorer stories—from Columbus to Shackleton to Neil Armstrong—are predominantly about white men seeking the edges of the known world. Where did she fit in?”

Source: Outside
Published: Dec 28, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,484 words)

Leaving the Grace of This World

“More than 17 years ago, a successful Michigan attorney took his life on a cherished trout stream, devastating close friends and family. Haunted by what happened, his nephew investigated and discovered tragic truths that were in plain sight all along.”

Source: Outside
Published: Dec 10, 2020
Length: 41 minutes (10,445 words)

How eBird Changed Birding Forever

“Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.”

Source: Outside
Published: Dec 4, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,859 words)