The List

Dec 1, 1998
Outside Magazine
50 Down, 50 To Go

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45. Kayak the Fjords of Narsarsuaq, Narsaq, and Qaqortog.

45. Kayak the Fjords of Narsarsuaq, Narsaq, and Qaqortoq
Whether you saddle up in an ocean kayak or Greenland's traditional qajaq—a sealskin-covered hunting craft—the craggy, mostly fjorded seas surrounding the island are some of the world's most remarkable. You'll likely see orcas, icebergs, towering coastal mountains, calving glaciers, and clouds of your own breath, hovering in the crystalline air.

46. Make a Pilgrimage

47. Teach Your Dog Something Useful

Like pulling a sled or breaking trail in the snow. Assuming he'll part with some free time.

48. Cross the Golden Triangle
From Saigon to Rangoon? You'd have to be crazy, say the guides. Catch malaria and die. Laos is a nightmare for foreigners; Cambodia, worse. So you might want to hold off a couple years, until Disney gets a decent toehold.

49. Read:
Go Down, Moses, by William Faulkner
The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles Lindbergh
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
West with the Night, by Beryl Markham
Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
Travels with My Aunt, by Graham Greene
Tourist Season, by Carl Hiaasen
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
Coming into the Country, by John McPhee
The Log from the Sea of Cortez, by John Steinbeck
Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh
Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
Solo Faces, by James Salter

50. Watch the Army Corps of Engineers Blow Up a Dam

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