Christopher Solomon, Outside Magazine

Christopher Solomon

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

How the Pandemic Has Changed Backcountry Safety

A study that appeared on November 16 on the CAIC website examining the documented avalanche accidents in Colorado last winter found something counterintuitive → Read More

Patagonia Just Announced a New CEO

The company announced today that Ryan Gellert will become CEO of Patagonia Works, the umbrella company for all its ventures, from clothing to smoked salmon to documentaries → Read More

Outdoor Meccas Are Not a Social Distancing Hack

As wilderness hubs shutter their gates to visitors, what's an outdoor lover to do during a pandemic? We're here to help. → Read More

Alone on the Mountain? It Could Be Fatal.

In the winter of 2016–17, four of the 12 people who died in avalanches in the United States were those traveling alone. → Read More

The Great Public Lands E-Bike Rush of 2019

In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up. → Read More

The big Alaskan land giveaway tucked into a sweeping conservation bill

An area half the size of Long Island could be given to private owners. → Read More

When Your Body Says No

You’re caught off guard one day when you spur your body on and your body balks. → Read More

Trump Wants to Speed Up Drilling in National Forests

Already in the midst of a massive push to extract more oil and gas from the nation's waters and wide-open spaces, the Trump administration has set its sights on a new goal: to ramp up drilling in national forests. → Read More

What an Award-Winning Travel Writer Keeps in His Pack

I've logged quite a few miles for this magazine and others. Whether I'm on the trail or the streets of the 11th arrondissement in Paris, several items make it into my bag time and again. → Read More

Another Severed Foot Was Found in the Pacific Northwest

Feet without their owners attached seem to be turning up all over the place. → Read More

Ryan Zinke's Interior Is a Mess

Can recent events be chalked up to the occasional confusion of bureaucracy? Or is something more worrisome afoot? → Read More

Zinke and Trump Are Ignoring the Public

Even as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said he wants to give states more decision-making power over federal lands, the Trump administration has taken numerous steps to limit public input → Read More

Secretary Zinke and the Great Public Lands Wholesale

For the entire year, the Trump administration will have offered for lease almost 4 million acres in the Lower 48 alone, according to estimates by environmentalists. → Read More

The GOP Has Turned Its Back on Conservation

Republicans from Ulysses S. Grant to George H.W. Bush have passed some of our most powerful environmental laws. Why did the party reverse course? → Read More

12 Outdoor Ed Courses—for Adults

Tips and tricks for outdoor adventuring from kayaking to wilderness survival and everything in-between. → Read More

Big Brother–Style Tech Is Helping Hikers Avoid Crowds

Researchers are training the tools of Big Data on social media in hopes that the information they gather can improve your future visits to public lands. → Read More

How to Save a Grizzly Bear from Hunters. Maybe.

As Wyoming prepares for the first grizzly hunt in the lower 48 in decades, at least two protesters won tags they say they won't use. Will their strategy work? → Read More

This Whippet Is One of the World's Great Athletes

Spitty will run down a dock and jump the length of a 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, and, still airborne after more than 22 feet, grab a chew toy that hangs suspended a few feet above the water, before he splashes into the drink. → Read More

Humans Are Turning Mammals More Nocturnal

A new study finds that humans need to give animals time as well as space → Read More

Op-Ed: Alaska’s Pebble Mine Somehow Just Got Worse

As a reporter, I’ve been taught to keep my opinions to myself. But I’ve also visited Alaska's McNeil River—the world's greatest brown-bear sanctuary—and to hold my tongue about its possible destruction would make me complicit in the death of something truly remarkable and wild. → Read More