Outside Magazine, Jun 2008
Karl Stanley is a stubborn, unconventional big talker with some powerful enemies. He's also a fearless mad genius who's reinvented DIY exploration in his homemade submarine. Ready to climb aboard?
From showroom cookers to backyard fire pits, choice cuts of beef to slaw-covered brats, perfect margaritas to domestic sixers, it’s summer. Time to move the kitchen outside.
T H E G U I D E
ALL UP IN YOUR GRILL
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Summer’s here and the grilling is easy. Well, it will be once you read our expert manual on all things involving heat and meat.
F E A T U R E S
Ex pro cyclist Joe Papp got away with doping for years, but then he spilled the beans at the Floyd Landis hearing. What did heget for it? About 10,000cc of grief.
By Andrew Tilin
BECAUSE IT’S THERE. (SORT OF.)
Greg Michaels is one of the world’s leading confluence hunters. No, not the thing where two rivers meet. Follow McKenzie Funk to remotest Bolivia and you just might understand.
OFF THE DEEP END
Honduras’s own Captain Nemo, renegade submariner Karl Stanley, has built his own vehicle for exploring the oceanic underworld, and he’s taking Thayer Walker down with him.
AND YOU THOUGHT SHOCK RADIO WAS DEAD!
Imagine Imus and Stern somehow spawning love-child quadruplets and you’ll have some idea of how just plain wrong Sirius’s action-athlete DJs can be.
By Bryant Urstadt
D E P A R T M E N T S
» FIRST LOOK: Taylor Twellman, Major League Soccer’s homegrown star
» NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Laird Hamilton‘s new clothing collection. PLUS, meet Chris Sharma, one of the world’s strongest technical climbers.
» MILESTONES: Meet Greg Long, the greatest big-wave surfer not named Laird
» THE OUTSKIRTS: Coffee-bar-equipped cycling shops gear up in a city near you (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
» MEDIA: Bug porn; Oregon loggers and Alaska miners hit the small screen
» BOOKS: Mountaineer Maria Coffey investigates extreme athletes’ penchant for paranormal drama; novelist David Guterson sends a Chris McCandless–like searcher into the Olympic Mountains
» WEEKEND ESCAPES The problem: There are only 13 weekends left until Labor Day. The solution: Our handpicked, stress-beating getaways, from Nova Scotia to New Mexico. Plus: Surfer Malia Jones on how to travel with an adventure goddess.
» COVET: The early bird could really use this automatic espresso maker
» MOUNTAIN BIKES: Ride easy on the year’s most comfortable trail bikes
» UPGRADE: How to scout kayaking first descents with a powered paraglider. PLUS, how to build an anchor for a climbing top rope.
» OUTFITTED Take air travel from totally intolerable to not too bad
» SLEEP SPECIAL: Why going hard by day and by night is killing you.
C O L U M N S
THE BIG IDEA
Making the case for a full-on viewer boycott of the Olympics
By Marc Peruzzi
OUT OF BOUNDS
Three dudes kite-skied across North Dakota to promote wind energy, and Eric Hansen fearlessly followed. Now the sanity of all four is in question.
¿Viva la recesión? Can the economic crunch help save the environment?
By Elizabeth Hightower
THE LAB RAT
If you put a stationary rower on bike wheels, would you be a mad fitness genius? Or just mad?
By Nick Heil