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Recreation

Is shed hunting ethical?

Every outdoorist will naturally form their own system of ethics. How does yours compare to others?

Read: Is shed hunting ethical? (The ethics of shed-hunting) — High Country News – Know the West

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Commune with the chaos in the snow

If, like me, you’re resisting the urge to go out into the snow, why not read about the ways it can kill you?

Read: Snow Science Against the Avalanche | The New Yorker

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Recreation

Can Lynx and humans coexist in the backcountry?

As soon as we manage to gauge our impact on wildlife as outdoorists, it changes.

Read: Will we ever know rec’s true impact on wildlife? (Out of bounds) — High Country News – Know the West

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Are backcountry skiers contributing to bighorn sheep declines?

If so, are we capable of self-restraint to conserve wildlife?

Read: When the love of skiing endangers wildlife (Competitor of conscience) — High Country News – Know the West

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Outdoor towns tell visitors to stay home

This is playing out in my neighborhood with Lake Tahoe towns, and I suspect all over the country.

Read: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands — High Country News – Know the West

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Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather

Does it all come down to whether we include ourselves in our concept of nature?

Read: Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather — High Country News – Know the West

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Climbers Permanently Protect Hell’s Kitchen

Outdoorist groups like the climbers’ Access Fund try to convert private land to sustainably usable public parks.

Source: Climbers Permanently Protect Hell’s Kitchen – Access Fund

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Recreation

Climbing Has Gone Mainstream

Will the popularity of climbing be a help or hindrance to conservation and sustainable use of public lands?

Read: Climbing Has Gone Mainstream