National Parks

Play the Coast: Acadia National Park, Maine

The Maine coast is an ideal place to get around by boat or paddle. But the hiking and biking are just as epic. Get your fill as you ride, sail, and sea-kayak your way through some of Maine&rsquo...

Park and Ride

In 2005, the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) announced a partnership with the National Park Service to develop...

The New Kings of Adventure

KATSUTAKA YOKOYAMA AND YASUSHI OKADAFirst Ascent of the Southeast Face of Mount Logan...

Fire in the Sky

On July 21, just after noon, 17 climbers were caught in a lightning storm as they descended from Wyoming's 13,770-foot Grand Teton. The ensuing epic required a record 83 rescuers. This is how...

49. Climb the Grand Teton

You'll breathe hard. You'll be scared. It'll take two days. That's the appeal: This iconic, 13,770-foot fang of granite is tough and technical--but still a reasonable goal, even if you're a rock...

First Encounters

GRIZZLY ADAMS FAMILY"There's a bear!" This simple exclamation triggered the angriest parental outbust of my youth. At least, that's how I remember it. I was seven years old...

Canadian Spin

The most charming bike city in North America may well be Montreal, where Old World flair meets cycle-friendly infrastructure. After checking in to the Gingerbread Manor Bed and Breakfast, head...

Back in the Day

IN THE WINTER OF 1979, my parents, grad students at the University of North Dakota, possessed a rusted Chevy, $6,000 in combined salary, four children under the age of six, and a serious need...

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