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Dirtbag Diaries: The Remotest

Dirtbag Diaries: The Remotest

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Mar 6, 2014 March 6, 2014

We all know the feeling of remoteness. The stillness. The perspective. It’s part of what keeps drawing us outside. But what does it feel like to be standing, literally, in the most remote place in a state? In the country? And what might those places reveal about the fate of… Read More

The confluence of the Baker and Neff rivers. This waterfall would be become a reservior if the dams goes into place. Patagonia, Chile. Photo: James Q Martin

Rios Libres: Environmental Dispatches – Episode 1, The People

By Juan Pablo Orrego   |   Jun 3, 2013 June 3, 2013

People say that the “Patagonia Without Dams” campaign is epic. No wonder. This campaign is not only about saving two of Patagonia’s most magnificent rivers, the Baker and Pascua. It is not only about protecting the legendary, magical beauty of this planetary bio gem, its biodiversity and complex ecological… Read More

[Above: Rough and Ready Creek, just outside the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is ripe for protection. All photos courtesy of Zachary Collier/Northwest Rafting Co.]

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

By Zachary Collier   |   Feb 12, 2013 February 12, 2013

“Why wilderness? Because we like the taste of freedom. Because we like the smell of danger.” ―Edward Abbey Wilderness means different things to different people. For some, heading out of cell phone range is enough to make them feel like Grizzly Adams, but the Wilderness Act, signed by President… Read More

[Above: Washington’s White Salmon river was officially opened to boaters this month after the removal of the Condit Dam, and spawning salmon have already been spotted upstream for the first time in a century. Photos by Ben Knight/DamNation]

DamNation – Free-Flowing Again

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Nov 30, 2012 November 30, 2012

A little over a year ago, a 125-foot-tall dam stood in Washington’s White Salmon River, a concrete plug with a serene reservoir at its back and a trickle of river spilling out downstream. But it’s hard to tell that today. The Condit Hydroelectric Dam, which was built in the… Read More

The River Speaks… and So Can You

The River Speaks… and So Can You

By Chris Kassar   |   Dec 9, 2011 December 9, 2011

By Chris Kassar Every time I kneel down next to a river – even if just for a moment – I swear I can hear it speak to me. I know this probably sounds crazy, but I also know I’m not the only one who hears wise murmurs rising… Read More

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