The Outdoors, At Home

We’ve compiled a running list of what we are reading, watching, and listening to as we dream of future adventures on the trail.


  • Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-hike by Liz Thomas
  • Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney
  • Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • The Rise of the American Conservation Movement by Dorceta Taylor
  • Crimes Against Nature by Karl Jacoby
  • Public Lands in the United States: A Curriculum by The Wilderness Society and The Avarna Group
  • The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Blistered Kind of Love by Dustin and Angela Ballard
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman
  • The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs by Tristan Gooley
  • The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
  • Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall
  • The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay
  • The National Trail System: An Illustrated History by Steve Elkington


Documentaries and Feature Films


TV Shows

  • Spy in the Wild on BBC
  • Planet Earth on Discovery
  • Aerial America on Smithsonian Channel
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 5 Episode 13, "The Hike"
  • Some Good News



  • Wild Ideas Worth Living
  • Staying In with Emily and Kumail
  • The Rich Roll Podcast
  • The Trail Show
  • The Dirtbag Diaries
  • Wildfire
  • The Adventure Sports Podcast
  • Outside Voices
  • Backpacker Radio
  • Backpacking Light Podcast
  • Outlandish
  • Outside Podcast
  • The Wild
  • Wilder Mind
  • She Explores