Outside Magazine, Jan 2004
We're going to show you how to find your flow. The place where everything clicks and comes easy.
LISTEN UP: There's way more to achieving peak fitness than strength and cardio training. Here's how to unite body, mind, and soul to transform yourself into a Whole Athlete
Put your hands together for the newest crop of toasty, weatherproof winter gloves
In a stunning final letter, Timothy Treadwell speaks out on naysayers, fear, and what he believed was acceptance into the clan of the bear
Famed naturalist Charlie Russell argues that Timothy Treadwell's work was both crucial and sane
A bear expert's risky research ends in disaster. Should anybody get so close to grizzlies?
It seems like all God's creatures have lost their way in the Holy Land. But a few hopeful Israeli and Palestinian conservationists are tracing a new path along the flyways and wildlife corridors of the Jordan Valley—and rediscovering an ancient road map that leads from terror to peace.
Bode Miller has everything you could want in a World Cup ski racer. He's fast, fearless, and frequently out of control. He can drink like a sailor and swear like a snowboarder, and he's got the talent to take it all from those grim Austrian cyborgs. Most amazing, he's American. Can we make this guy a hero already?
When Ed Lucero plummeted 105.6 feet over Canada’s Alexandra Falls, he set a new world record for the highest plunge in a kayak. What was he thinking? John Galvin finds out. Seeing is Believing CLICK HERE to watch the video clip of Ed…
Gen Y wants more X, and ESPN's putting out
Exotic journeys, fitness and pampering included
Wellness Secrets of Adventure Athletes
Ten North American spas that will recharge your mind, body, and soul
When the frost bites hard, fight back with the latest winter hydration systems
F E A T U R E S
U.S. Ski Team superstar Bode Miller refuses to play by the rules, follows his own wild training regimen, and parties whenever he wants to. Can his coaches do anything about it? Yeah. They can get out of his way and pray that he hangs on for the long haul.
By Bill Gifford
UP IN THE AIR
Smack in the center of the Middle East’s perpetual war zone is a flyway for half a billion migratory birds. With trouble all around, a few spirited environmentalists are on a mission to save the threatened species—and to build some rare human bridges in a battered land.
By Rob Buchanan
THE BOOF WILL SET YOU FREE
Kayaker Ed Lucero made history last summer by hucking off Canada’s 105-foot Alexandra Falls. Now that the ringing in his ears has subsided, we catch up with the new record holder to ask him a few questions, like: Hey, Ed, have you completely lost your mind?
By John Galvin
IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, HE’S DEAD MEAT
Inspired by a 100-year-old cookbook that’s heavy on wild game, boozy recipes, and stinky ingredients, an unashamed carnivore hunts down and whips up a grand feast. Take a dive into the belly of a beastly meal.
By Steven Rinella
BODYWORK AND DESTINATIONS SPECIAL
FIT TO THE CORE
Listen up: There’s way more to achieving peak fitness than strength and cardio training. Here’s how to unite body, mind, and soul to transform yourself into a Whole Athlete.
Breathe In. Breathe Out. Getting started. By Paul Keegan
Wellness Secrets of Adventure Athletes
The Top Ten North American Spas
PLUS: The best urban retreats ; luxe international adventures ; a spa virgin takes the plunge ; and more.
D E P A R T M E N T S
An Outside exclusive: Grizzly activist TIMOTHY TREADWELL ‘s final letter from Alaska’s Katmai National Park—written not long before his beloved bears took his life—opens an angry debate over the boundaries between humans and untamed animals. PLUS: The X Games push EXTREME SPORTS into prime time; fabled polar explorer WILL STEGER embarks on a seven-month, 3,000-mile dogsled traverse of Nunavut—in the middle of the Arctic winter; and more.
THE WILD FILE
Why does your appetite take a powder at high elevations? How did the elephant get its trunk? Should we be bundling up for the next ice age? How many trees does it take to oxygenate one human?
By Brad Wetzler
THE HARD WAY
On a yearlong sabbatical in southern SPAIN , a perennial traveler unlocks the secret adventures of living abroad.
By Mark Jenkins
Don’t be fooled by the cool: When the weather turns frigid, you need liquids more than ever. Good thing the latest high-tech HYDRATION SYSTEMS flow on those frosty days. PLUS: GLOVES that fit every hand and sport; a portable SLOPESIDE BARSTOOL (complete with drink cooler!); and more.