Winter is tailwater time in Colorado. Today’s Denver Post explores the Arkansas river below Pueblo Dam, where it finds a mix of risers amidst habitat improvements sparked by the Pueblo Arkansas River Corridor Legacy Project.
Forced to choose, we’d rather ride a Prius than a sheep. (You know what they say, What happens in New Zealand….) Thanks to an Israeli ad for the Toyota Prius, we’re told that its emissions produce markedly less ozone eaters (GHGs) than nature’s wooly buggers and their methane toxic “exhausts.”
By and by contemporary adventure has fallen victim to marketing hype and pricey handheld pursuits dressed up in the guise of doing something dangerous. Time to man up, man. In this case that means more life, death and, perhaps, loincloths.
The December issue of National Geographic magazine has a 25-page feature on Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine controversy titled “Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold”. On the page facing the table of contents, Tiffany & Co. placed this full-page ad stating the company’s thoughts about Bristol Bay. “All that the American West once was, Alaska still is.…
With passengers still stranded after Chersnowbyl buried New York City airports and other Eastern hubs earlier this week, here’s a lesson to all the idiots out there.
Author David James Duncan (The River Why) recently joined forces with the All Against the Haul campaign—a grassroots, four-state effort working to stop the construction of a permanent industrial corridor for oversized loads to the Alberta Tar Sands through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. All proceeds from his new book The Heart of the Monster,…
If you find yourself lonely and sober over the holiday season, Esquire Magazine has the remedy. Its simple yet satisfying drinking game for drinking’s sake requires little more than you, a bottle, and a warm seat at your favorite local establishment.
Outside Magazine recently listed its top-ten adventure stories of the year. Highlights include the heists, high times, and eventual capture of the Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, as well as the tragic death of South African kayaker, Hendrik “Hendri”
New York animator Jared D. Weiss is among many things a “Cartoonist. Animator. Graphic Artist. Writer. Nerd. Detective. Comedian?” For his latest assignment he looks to the bowels of the kitchen sink to tackle fly fishing from a highly literal perspective.
In addition to rocking turtlenecks and stroking hot toddys by the fire, ’tis the season for some good winter reading. Field & Stream’s Joe Cermele runs down a handful of favorites, including Sowbelly by regular Drake contributor Monte Burke, and David Kinney’s excellent exposé The Big One chronicling conspiracy and intrigue at
SEATTLE—The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, built on a tributary of the Wenatchee River, has bolstered artificial spawning grounds for salmon, while simultaneously endangering the remaining bull trout population in Icicle Creek. Kurt Beardslee, executive director of the Wild Fish Conservancy, who recently filed a lawsuit, says his group
Since kooky Harvard–trained mathematician/Unabomber Ted Kaczynski moved from Lincoln, MT to his plush digs at a maximum-security prison in Colorado, he’s lost his cabin to a museum. But his prime Montana land, within striking distance of the Missouri and Big Blackfoot rivers, could be yours for $69,500.
We’ve been called a lot: Dreamy, cute and cuddly, macho, buff… and humble. But the Drake Passage is evidently mean-spirited and ugly. Earlier this week Arctic cruise ship the Clelia II was traveling through the Southern Ocean when it lost an engine, as well as
Hwy 101, from Northern California to Port Angeles, Washington. No stretch of highway in the country crosses more prime steelhead water than this one. Start on California’s Klamath or Smith, then head up to Oregon’s Rogue or the great Tillamook Bay rivers like the Trask and Wilson, and then finish up on the drippy Washington…
Actress Amber Heard—from the critically (un)acclaimed screen adaptation of The River Why—has officially exited the closet, stage left. We’re still weighing our emotions on this one. Conflicted, perhaps, as in
Lake Tahoe, not your typical surfing mecca, recently delivered some shred-worthy waves as the result of blowing gusts up to 60+ mph. Photog Grant Kaye was there to capture the action. Neoprene. Mandatory. From the Adventure Journal
Memories. I remember fall. It was like two weeks ago here on the Frontstrange… before we started hoarding wood and foraging berries for winter hibernation. Field & Stream photog and Drake contributor Tim
Everyone’s got an opinion in the fight over Utah stream access. The Salt Lake Tribune chimes in with a recent editorial addressing short- and long-term solutions in the wake of the new lawsuit recently filed by flyfishers and river runners.
With Turkey Day officially over, we’re switching back over to bacon. Bacon—as a golden rule—is delicious with breakfast (and almost every other meal you can throw at it). But drinking the porky goodness is another story all together. The brave and carnivorous crew at Esquire Magazine today put
ANCHORAGE—In perhaps a poor choice of words, legal opposition to Pebble Mine—according to recent remarks from Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively—has become akin to wading a jihadist thicket. Shively is being lambasted for labeling the due process, designed to safeguard AK
Facing estate foreclosures, Prince William envy, and a bleak British economy, international espionage expert James Bond is liquidating all assets. In addition to booby-trapped attaché cases and Aston Martins, 007 recently listed his boat on Craigslist. For 800 bucks OBO (plus $150, for tuxedo
Proponents of Las Vegas-style development have their sites set on NY’s storied Neversink drainage. Governor Paterson’s plan has been deemed a frivolous dice roll, rife with legal hurdles and environmental
Who knew? Nat Geo is funny? National Geographic’s seven-part mini series, Great Migrations, premiers tonight. But you can catch a sneak peek of some “epic” urban zebra assaults before tasting the main event. “The Great Migrations team traveled to all seven continents, covered 420,000 miles and spanned this over two and a half years to get…
With another Rocky Mountain winter on the brink of reality, you might be thinking about retiring rods this week for some turns. In this southern Utah edit, the Provo Bros (photographer Ian Provo and crew) get it done with some
Gore-Tex has (mostly) dominated the waterproof-breathable market for the past three decades. But the competition is stepping up its game. We recently read about Columbia’s new Omni-Dry release for Spring 2011. Turns out several other rivals are poised to enter the mix: “For the past 30 years, the waterproof-breathable market could be summed up in two…
Olympic gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn goes Basic Instinct for her recent cover shoot in Vail, Colorado. We have to admit, Vonn does make a damn good Sharon Stone stunt double. Go behind the scenes for the action. Thank you ESPN. Source Link
The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recently announced its 2010 award winners. Presented annually by the Society of German Nature Photographers, this year’s competition received more than 11,000 entries from more than 29 countries. Rules stipulate entrants had to live in Europe, although their photographs were taken around the world.Source Link