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Heroes



Readers' Choice 2014: Heroes

We asked readers to nominate the people who inspire them.

Heroes: Rixi, 6

This German Shepherd searches rugged terrain for dozens of lost hikers each year.

Heroes: David Gonzales, 46

This eco-obsessed author and photographer is saving his local forest, one tree at a time.

Heroes: Mike Peters, 54

This alt-rock star helps fight cancer by combining music and hiking.

Heroes: Jason Stout, 42

He healed his grief on an outdoor journey - and now helps teens do the same.

Heroes: Bob Peoples, 68

This tireless trail angel is firing up a new generation of backcountry stewards.

Heroes: Austin Taylor, 27

He's creating Haiti's first backpacking tours—and keeping the profits local.

Heroes: Ken John, 55

This former executive helps the homeless by distributing used camping gear.

Heroes: Ken Phillips, 53

A savior to injured hikers, he's training the next wave of backcountry medics.

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