April 7, 2021 Edition

People repelling in trees


In their quest to identify the pollinator of the ghost orchid for the first time, a team of explorers, photographers, and filmmakers spent three summers standing waist-deep in alligator- and snake-laden water, swatting air blackened by mosquitoes, and climbing to sometimes nausea-inducing heights. They came away with a startling new discovery - and an even deeper love for Florida's wildest wetlands.

People relaxing on rocks


As an AAPI (Asian American / Pacific Islander) in the outdoors, Eugene Pak has always felt it necessary to have a heightened awareness of his surroundings for his own safety and comfort. Now, over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, he reflects on his past outdoor experiences and what the future holds.

People having fun on bikes


Get ready to grin and get amped up at the same time. These three roommates and biking buddies bring total joy and hard-charging fun to their time on the dirt.

Cairn trail marker


We get asked about our name Cairn all the time. What's the story behind these stacks of stones? We always encourage education on the subject because they aren't - and for many essential reasons shouldn't be - frivolous sculptures in the wild. So why do these rock stacks exist?

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