Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds

Also: grown ass men riding electric skateboards and boobs in sports

Hey readers! I’m in your inbox a bit earlier this week simply because I’m scrambling less than usual and this newsletter is ready. (And, not gonna lie, because I wanted to title the final section “bedtime stories” and that felt weird to send at 6 a.m. tomorrow.)

We’re finally getting some rain in Santa Fe. This is me right now.

I hope your weekend was as happily stormy as mine. Here’s to more downpours and the trails opening up again 🍻

Some news:

Katie Boué@katieboue

BYE SCOTT PRUITT. 👋

July 5, 2018
Coral Davenport@CoralMDavenport

With Scott Pruitt out, here's what you need to know about Andrew Wheeler,the new acting head of the EPA.He's a coal lobbyist who has slammed climate science,but is known for playing by the rules and across the aisle.He also trashed Trump in a 2016 FB post.https://t.co/bVuZmjjWmj

July 5, 2018
Here’s what (else) I’m reading:

Sacred Native American Sites Are Not Your Playgrounds: Some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually, or economically vital to tribes. We need to honor that. [Krista Langlois for Outside]

You Can Only Hope to Contain Them: Breasts have taken a metaphorical beating from the sports world ever since women first entered the arena. [Amanda Hess for ESPN]

Electric Skateboards Are for Dweebs: You know what isn’t insanely cool? Grown ass men riding electric skateboards. [Hazel Cills for Jezebel]

The Three-Month Quest to Find the Perfect Pair of Women’s Underwear: Five testers brought 20 pairs of underwear around the world. Here are their favorites. [Kassondra Cloos for Outside]

As USA Swimming Grapples With Sexual Abuse, Athletes Cite Lack Of Female Coaches: Today, there are more than 150 coaches on USA Swimming's permanently banned list. Almost all are men, most of whom the organization has deemed to have violated its code of conduct, including a section that prohibits “any inappropriate sexually oriented behavior or action.” [Alexandra Starr for NPR]

Last but not least: bedtime stories

This warmed my heart.

Blair Braverman@BlairBraverman

Hari was a sled dog who saved his whole team twice. Once, he stopped the whole team after Blair fell off. Another time, there was a blizzard. None of the lead dogs could find the trail.” pic.twitter.com/ymQ15aSIjz

July 6, 2018
And one other fun thread that has very little to do with the outdoors, but I’m still sharing it because I found it wildly entertaining.

Rosey Blair@roseybeeme

Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together. We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread.

July 3, 2018