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Cold Stream Forest, Maine

It’s early—very early—and the low morning light is just beginning to pass through the dense foliage overhead. You can’t hear much above the chatter of the stream over stone, just the wind, when it picks up, and the occasional birdcall. Your hands are numb and your mind is clear when you spot the...

Photo by Carlos Pericas

The tempo is rising for Esperanza Spalding.

In the decade since she became a Trust for Public Land supporter, she's released a top-ten album, performed for the president, and won four Grammy Awards—including Best New Artist. Her infusion of jazz with everything from gospel and funk to...

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 large in skateboarding history. In the ...

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Starring Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" is the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  In the book, Strayed recounts her thousand-mile solo hike from Southern California to Washington State—as grueling an emotional challenge as a...

Trust for Public Land donors Kenny and Jossie are a match made in parks. The couple spent one of their first dates exploring Golden Gate Park, and a few years later—after many weekend trips to Muir Woods and other favorites—Kenny would propose outside the Dahlia Garden at San Francisco's ...

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