Author: Jacob Baynham

‘In My Country’

Thirty years ago, Ed DesRosier saw non-Native businesses exclusively profiting off of Glacier National Park, which once belonged to his people, the Blackfeet. When he started his own tour company,…

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What if Money Expired?

I wrote about the absurd, abstract history of money and one wild-eyed, vegetarian, free-love-promoting German economist's idea to create a currency that decayed over time. The story is published here,…

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The Fourth Response

My hometown of Missoula has a new community news outlet called The Pulp. I wrote the first feature story for them, about a small team of EMTs and clinical social…

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The Many Lives of Water and People

Are we the same person all of our lives? The average human cell only lasts seven years. We, and everything else, are constantly in flux. So what endures? I explored…

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Jimmy Chin // GQ

I recently got a fun assignment to profile Jimmy Chin for GQ, a job that brought me to a cliff in the Tetons where the Oscar-winning climber, photographer, and filmmaker…

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Jerry’s Dirt

My father-in-law, Jerry McGahan, knew how to create a new variety of apple. He knew how to hunt with an eagle. He knew how to catch a porcupine. But most…

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Losing a Stuffie in the Mountains

We were high in the Canadian rockies, clambering over rocks and snowfields, hopped up on endorphins and the scenic beauty around us. Nothing could get us down. And then my…

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Battling History

Manuel Chaves was a Civil War hero who also killed and enslaved Native Americans. How should we remember him?

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Outdoor Preschools

These are the benefits of sending your kids to school outside.

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18 Great Adventure Books for Kids

School's out, and it's time to hit the library for some summer books. I compiled a list of 18 great adventure books for kids of all ages for Outside Online.

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