This story teaches many things, but most importantly a deep respect, love and compassion for the place we inhabit, as we are quite literally on the back of another creature. These days, the respect, love and compassion has been broken.

The educators, snow scientists, education centers, snowshoe makers, and students: the people of the National SnowSchool Network.

New programs are springing up across the country to help people enjoy the winter backcountry safely and responsibly.

How public lands will help us address the climate crisis.