Uncommon Path, a quarterly print magazine, chronicles the experiences, events and ideas that shape the relationship between people and life outside. Our stories aren’t limited to trails and peaks. They take us to parks and urban places closer to home. Our writers explore issues like climate change, nature's impact on public health and increasing access to outdoor spaces. And yes, we dig into the best gear to help you get out there—wherever out there is for you.

No matter where you come from, what you look like or what you knew before, everyone’s welcome outside. This is your invitation to take the path less traveled.

Flooding in Charleston, South Carolina

All Rise

The effects of climate change on a heavily developed city imperil the future of Charleston, South Carolina. But instead of throwing up their hands and moving out, some residents are staying put. Here’s why they feel hopeful about the future. Read More...

Cabin Fever

A version of this story appeared in the winter 2020 issue of Uncommon Path. Richard Johnson makes his living as an architectural photogra... Read More...
Park City Bladies

Hey, Bladies!

Park City, Utah, is home to U.S. Ski Teamers, world champions and the most prestigious yet inclusive club around, the PC Bladies. Armed with inline skates and glitter, these women are creating a powerful community—one skate at a time. Read More...