Frederick Reimers

Stoic Somnus 15

A luxurious, incredibly light bag at a great price.

Sierra Designs Pyro Maniac 15/30

If your budget doesn’t allow for both summer-weight and three-season bags, this is a great way to split the difference.

L.L. Bean Katahdin

One tester noted, “You don’t have to spend a million bucks for a good night’s sleep.”

The 2012 Adventure Bucket List

Float the Grand Canyon in a Dory. Bike across America. Tie your own fly. And 47 more essential items for the ultimate adventurer.

Isle Au Haut

Buy Lobster Off the Boat

The only thing better than paddling between empty islands for a few days? Doing so on a diet of fresh lobster.

Isle Royale, Michigan

See A Wolf

Take five days to traverse the 40-mile Greenstone Ridge Trail, which spans Isle Royale’s entire windswept spine, keep quiet, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of the pack.

Joshua Tree

Climb in Wonderland

There are more than 7,500 climbing routes in Joshua Tree, a mix of bolted and trad, all of them on remarkably clean monzogranite rock.

Great Sand Dunes

Get Dirty

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a terrific place to enjoy the splendors of nature. While going really, really fast.

Santa Monica Mountains

Park and Ride

Here’s a primer on the best existing bike-friendly trails in the national park system.

Bryce Canyon

Go Dark

On May 20, a swath of the American West from Oregon to New Mexico will catch an almost complete solar eclipse. There’s no better place to see this spooky phenomenon than Bryce Canyon National Park.

Mount Sinopah

Cross the Border

Pack your passport and credit card but keep your panniers light for this six-day mission through the most majestic scenery south of Alaska.

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