Men's Journal

September/October 2021

Geared toward the modern, adventurous man, Men's Journal magazine is for guys who enjoy their leisure time and want to get the most out of it. From health and fitness to sports and travel, each month Men's Journal has it covered.

Land:
United States
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
A360 Media, LLC
Hyppighet:
Monthly
kr 52,16
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2 min
letter from the editor

AS A RULE, at parties, I’ll never ask someone what they do for a living. But sometimes, when that awkward silence goes on a beat too long, it’s a forgivable faux pas, especially if you’ve been asked first. This summer I chitchatted about work with a handful of strangers and, for the most part, they all had the usual snoozer jobs. Finance, real estate, marketing, supply chain analytics—whatever the hell that is. I did meet one guy who had had an amazing job in media, but he got canceled over a #MeToo incident that made national news. Such is the state of my dismal social circle. Know what I would have loved to hear someone tell me? “I started an electric truck company.” Check out the four-wheel monster-thingy on page 26.…

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2 min
fall of the titans

The best thing about fall isn’t changing colors or changing clothes. It’s the thinning of summer crowds in parks and backcountry trails that leave behind a landscape conducive to crowd-shy wildlife. But that’s not the only reason fall is prime time for wildlife viewing. The shifting winds also mean more animals are on annual migrations, from birds winging in coordinated flight patterns across the country to pronghorn antelope heading to winter ranges in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to whales swimming along ocean coasts. Many animals are heading to breeding grounds, like salmon muscling their way up rivers to spawn, while others are packing on calories for the cold season to come. The most spectacular example of the convergence of these two annual miracles, and maybe North America’s most coveted wildlife viewing…

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1 min
click bait

Wolves The reintroduction of wolves to America’s oldest national park is one of the greatest re-wilding stories in history—but they can still be hard to spot. Yellowstone Wolf Tracker was founded by a pair of wildlife biologists who worked on the Yellowstone Wolf Restoration Project at its inception. They guide wolf treks through the expansive Lamar Valley and lesser-known parts of the park. Yellowstone Wolf Tracker: Wolf-watching day trips (from $700) Bears The multiday Being Bear experience is based out of Heather Mountain Lodge, the only lodge on British Columbia’s storied Rogers Pass on the doorstep of Glacier National Park. It’s led by internationally renowned bear expert Reno Sommerhalder. He’s logged more than 15,000 brown and black bear encounters around the world—all of them peaceful. Heather Mountain Lodge: Being Bear ($1,461) Raptors Arizona-based WINGS takes birders on…

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2 min
hellcat’s high-power heaven

A FUNNY THING happened when the pandemic hit and the economy went into a free fall. Cars didn’t stop selling—especially fast ones. Turns out contemplating mortality meant, for many of us, enjoying the visceral pleasures available to us while we still could. For some, that meant going out and buying the 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody. After driving one, I tip my dopamine-soaked cap to those buyers. On an emotional scale of 1 to 10, the fastest mass-produced sedan in the world is somewhere in near-earth orbit. Jeff Bezos unloaded much more than the $90,050 sticker price on our test car to get there. The Hellcat at hand represents another chapter in an ongoing story. When Dodge unleashed the “Hellcat” name back in 2014 with the first iteration of its…

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2 min
is 2021 the year of the river?

“WE’RE POISED for real transformation, from “W investments in better, more equitable water infrastructure to the biggest river protection and restoration proposals in history,” says Tom Kiernan, the president of American Rivers, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. “This could be the year for historic wins.” One notable effort is U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s plan to breach four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state. Simpson’s proposal is a serious stab at resolving the Northwest’s “salmon wars,” as the Republican representative from Idaho calls them. When the four dams in question were built in the 1960s and ’70s they flooded 14,400 acres and decimated salmon and steelhead populations that migrate from the ocean to spawning habitats in the wilds of Idaho. Simpson hopes to bundle his $33.5 billion proposal…

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2 min
our campgrounds need an overhaul

CALIFORNIA’S New Brighton State Beach broke me. With every campground around Big Basin redwoods full, I dropped $35 for the park’s last vacant site only to find myself “camping” behind someone’s house in a residential subdivision. The glow from their TV, not my fire pit, lulled me to sleep. California is extreme, but my experience illustrated a coast-to-coast crisis: We’ve outgrown our national and state parks campgrounds. The “Meinecke System” of public campgrounds—one-way loops with parking spurs—was laid out in the 1930s. In the 1950s, the National Park Service (NPS) undertook the $2 billion “Mission 66” program to upgrade the system “to the new age of automobile tourism.” Since then? Zilch. “Mission 66 was the last ‘consistent, ambitious, system-wide development program,’” reported the NPS in 2020. What’s changed since the ’50s? Start…

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