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Boston Globe cover, January 9, 2011

Why is the U.S. Government Crushing Six Tons of Valuable Ivory?

Smithsonianmag.com
November 20, 2013

In November, the Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of ivory pool cues, art, trinkets, and tusks seized from illegal wildlife traffickers. Why? To slow the skyrocketing slaughter of elephants across Africa.

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Detour Ahead

Outside
August 2013

Is the print guidebook going the way of the triceratops? Not just yet. I investigate the guidebook industry in a short news story.

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On Utah's Cedar Mesa, Solitude and the Thrill of Discovery

The Washington Post
April 18, 2013

For years, I've visited a remote, little-known mesa in southeastern Utah to look for ruins and contemplate the beauty of the desert. I keep returning because the solitude offers something rare: the challenge and thrill of discovery.

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In the Heart of Alaska, Serenity Springs Eternal

The Washington Post
February 24, 2013

I went to Fairbanks, Alaska to see a harsh and beautiful landscape. I realized I had never really understood the north until I was there, alone, in winter. I also realized the power of quiet and stillness to understand the unspoken rhythms of a place.

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Texas Makes Me Happy

National Geographic Traveler
February/March 2013

One rainy spring day, after a particularly hard winter, I packed up my car and left. I promised myself I wouldn't make plans more than a few hours ahead of time. A wild impulse, it turned out to be one of the most memorable and important trips of my adulthood. This is the story.

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Open Season

Outside
December 2012

Thanks to developing technology, the niche sport of ocean rowing is booming. But now that the sport is open to anyone with strong legs and a penchant for suffering, the number of costly and dangerous rescues may rise.

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Standing Guard

National Parks
Fall 2012

New photos and records are illuminating a little-known passage in American history: The buffalo soldiers were some of our first national park rangers.

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4 Skiers vs. 1.2 Million Acres

Skiing
October 2012

A short story on a big guilty pleasure: heli-skiing the enormous wilderness of a new operation, Bearpaw, in northern British Columbia.

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The Authentic Old West

National Geographic Traveler
May-June 2011

There are few places where the Old West remains free from the T-shirt stores and other detritus of modern-day tourism, but northeastern New Mexico is one of them.

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Pure Fluff

Boston Globe
Jan 9, 2011

My overworked brother Andrew lives to ski powder. On this week-long trip to British Columbia, I was on a mission: find Andrew fresh tracks he'll never forget.

Outside Magazine cover, January 2010

Have Lots, Want Not

Outside Magazine
October 2010

A fun bite-size story on the curious challenge of living it up on a private island in Fiji.

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Mind Over Madness

Outside Magazine
January 2010

A hopeless stressball, I signed up with a coach who promised to rewire my brain through mental exercises. The result changed my life. Here's the story.

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The Mighty Colorado at a Glide

New York Times
May 16, 2010

A travel feature on canoeing a spectacular and little-known stretch of the Colorado River, blessed with 1,500-foot sandstone cliffs and still waters.

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Grandeur of the Rapids

Boston Globe
July 5, 2009

The 226-mile stretch of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of the world's most storied river trips. In this Boston Globe travel feature, I share my 18-day journey.

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The Next Southwest

National Geographic Adventure
March 2009

Moab gets a face-lift. The Grand Canyon shows off two secret falls. And the Colorado River makes room for untested paddlers. Presenting the 20 best adventures in the Four Corners, where everything old (even the ancient stuff) is new again.

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Singlehood in Dudedom

Women's Adventure
January/February 2009

For a single girl, dating in testosterone-heavy mountain towns is notoriously hazardous—and hilarious. A front-lines report.

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In Utah, Rafting Through Prehistory

New York Times
June 6, 2008

Utah's desert might seem an improbable place to find whitewater, but the San Juan River, which runs through deep canyons and past ancient Native American dwellings, is one notable exeption.

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High, Dry, and Satisfied

Outside's Go
February/March 2008

He searched from Switzerland to Hawaii, but Ralph Fäsi, CEO of high-tech giant VisionOne, never found the perfect escape—until he bought his own. Welcome to Motu Teta, one man's private island in the rar reaches of Tahiti.

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