Mysteries, misunderstandings, mistakes and unapologetic myths lurk in every corner of the great outdoors. Does a red sky at night really mean anything? Where exactly does moss grow, and who really did blaze America’s epic trails? This book tackles these and more myths that plague the world of outdoor adventure. Myth-busting the Great Outdoors will explore common misconceptions, debunking beliefs even long-time outdoors enthusiasts erroneously take as fact. From survival misconceptions to animal lore, the essays in this book will examine a range of topics appealing to newcomers and experts alike.
Jamie Siebrase is a longtime Denver journalist who has covered the outdoors and the outdoor industry for a variety of publications, including Elevation Outdoors, Trail Runner, ColoradoBiz, and Westword. She was a guest columnist for The Denver Post, and is the author of Hiking with Kids Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families (Falcon, 2021). In addition to writing about the outdoors, Jamie also likes to explore it with her husband and their three children.