For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear the word used to describe the do-or-die feeling on a challenging route—the moment of resolve to make a move... Read more
Ok, so no one likes unraveling acronyms. But if you care about getting outdoors, this one should be on your radar. Ready? L-W-C-F.
It stands for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and it's the budgetary lifeblood for parks and open space in the... Read more
All around the country—even when economic times are tough—citizens from across the political spectrum vote to protect the land and water that safeguard the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of our communities. But our legislators seem to... Read more
There's the aerial, the kickflip, and the ollie, the tailslide, railslide, noseslide, and the McTwist. But in many neighborhoods, the toughest trick in the book is simply finding a place to skate.
That's true even in San Francisco—a city that looms... Read more
The Fourth of July holiday signals the beginning of the nation’s most popular outdoor season. Over the long holiday weekend, tens of millions of Americans will visit our public parks, riverfronts, shorelines, and open spaces to celebrate the nation’s birth... Read more