Out West

Animals, Out West, Place

Rehabbing Rain

Rehabbing Rain

In the Shade of the Cottonwood Tree

            I was born and raised in the desert. Like most desert plants and animals, I love rain. I live for rain. I live because of rain. Rain heals me, as it heals and …

by × May 21, 2020 × 0 comments

Activism, Conservation, Ecosystems, Out West, Print Edition

Ten Sleep

Ten Sleep

For an audio version, here is Jesse reading the piece on his Yonder Lies Podcast.

On a hot day in the summer of 2018, I woke up to red and blue lights saturating the white dolomite walls that loom over the Ten …

by × April 17, 2020 × 0 comments

Climate, Human Landscape, Out West

The Greywater Diaries

The Greywater Diaries

Sayd Randle explores a different perspective of California's water crisis: the stories of Los-Angeles based home greywater system installers.
by × April 27, 2017 × 0 comments

Conservation, Human Landscape, Multimedia, Out West

Aqueduct-walking in the Mojave Desert

Aqueduct-walking in the Mojave Desert

Sayd Randle hikes with a filmmaker along the Los Angeles Aqueduct as they meet the communities impacted by the water consumption of Los Angeles, California.
by × September 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Conservation, Freshwater, Out West

Much of the Grand Canyon is arid and covered in desert scrub. Photo by the author.

A Gurgle Beneath the Roar: The Grand Canyon’s Hidden Water

When it comes to water in the arid landscape, Laurel Hamers says we should be concerned about more than just the Colorado.
by × November 21, 2014 × 2 comments

Conservation, Human Landscape, Out West

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

While restoring an old ranch site in Idaho's Selway-Bitteroot to wild land, forester Shane Hetzler ponders what we are talking about when we are talking about wilderness.
by × October 2, 2012 × 0 comments