Category: Domestic

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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Small Plastic, Big Problem

We all know there's a lot of unsightly plastic in the ocean. But the biggest problem is the plastic that is too small to see. I wrote about microplastic for National Parks magazine.

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Making Two Plants from One

Years ago, my father-in-law noticed a flower he liked along the Clark Fork River in Missoula. He took a cutting of it to plant in his rock garden. Later, when he noticed the flower no longer grew in its original location, he took another cutting and re-planted it.

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Three Perfect Days in Montana

Photo by Brad Torchia Three weeks after my wife gave birth to our second child, we rented a VW Westfalia, loaded up the family, and drove around Western Montana for…

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flight of the salmonfly - freelance journalist - jacob baynham

Flight of the Salmonfly

The holy grail of Montana fly fishing is the annual salmonfly hatch, when prehistoric stoneflies crawl from the rivers, driving fish, and anglers, to their wits' end. I chased these bugs for this story on Rock Creek.

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getting away with murder - freelance journalist - jacob baynham

Getting Away With Murder

Photo credit Annie Vainshtein In 2005 a Michigan law professor stumbled upon a jurisdictional grey area in Yellowstone National Park where a Constitutional loophole could allow someone to get away with…

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a life deferred - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

A Life Deferred

Photo credit Ann Hermes On May 19, 1975, Harry Franks was murdered outside a corner store in Cleveland. In the crowd that gathered around the body, a 12-year-old boy named…

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backcountry bandit - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

Backcountry Bandit

In 2013 I spent five months on a story for Men’s Journal about a fugitive who was breaking into seasonal cabins in Utah. He had evaded authorities for almost a…

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