Big Mammals May Once Again Roam America’s Prairies—If We Give Them a Chance

In the grip of winter, the North American prairies can look deceptively barren. But many wild animals have evolved through harsh winters on these open grasslands, foraging in the snow and sheltering in dens from cold temperatures and biting winds. Today most of our nation’s prairies are covered with the amber waves of grain that […]

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Does Riding 750 Miles Tandem Actually Count as 1,500 Miles?

Ann and John Jurczynski are a couple in their 50s who ride very very long distances, tandem. Yes, they’re racing, and that’s not something we typically cover here at AJ, more interested as we are in the human experience of adventure. But the Jurczynskis would be doing these rides anyway, it’s clear. They love sleeping […]

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How Much Snowy Beauty Can You Handle in Nine Minutes?

To accompany photographer Vincent Munier’s book Arctique, in 2015, this short film was produced. And, well, how much snowbound beauty can you take in one nine-minute film? /* —————————————– */ /* View slug: category-archive-view – start */ /* —————————————– */ #main-content .container { padding-top:0!important; } .row-post.empty { border:0px solid transparent!important; } /* —————————————– */ /* […]

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These Mushroom-Stuffed Grits Are Like Breakfast Risotto

While I’ve definitely kicked off the day by inhaling a cupcake or two when the urge (or sugar craving) strikes, I almost always want salty, savory bites first thing in the morning. At home, that translates to scrambled eggs and spicy sautéed veggies; at camp, it’s breakfast “risotto,” a creamy, cheesy, herby, mushroom-studded bowl of […]

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Gertrude Benham Couldn’t Stop Climbing Mountains and Walking Entire Continents

Gertrude “Truda” Benham arrived in the Canadian Rockies in 1904 at age 36 and began climbing everything in sight. She’d spent years at home in England, stifling her wanderlust as she nursed first her father and then her mother, who died in 1903, leaving her a modest inheritance. Benham stepped off the train in June […]

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