Cody Townsend at the top of a run on Joffre Peak in British Columbia, Canada. (Bjarne Salen, via @codytownsend on Instagram)

Cody Townsend is skiing North America’s 50 classic lines — and worries climate change makes some “last descents”

“Suddenly we are seeing lines disappearing. It’s changing so much faster than we thought,” big-mountain athlete Townsend says.

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks