National Parks

The Bounty Up North

New Park Réserve Faunique des Chic-Chocs Quebec The 3,000-foot Chic-Chocs are more than just fun to say: They're some of eastern Canada's highest mountains. Spot moose...

The Bounty Up North

Summer Skiing Mount Logan Yukon Territory By the numbers, summertime skiing on Mount Logan can seem daunting. At 19,524 feet, it's Canada's highest peak. Sitting squarely...

The Bounty Up North

Lake Fishing Treeline Lodge Manitoba When I want to see envy plastered on the faces of my fishing pals, I mention that I'm heading to Treeline Lodge, on Nueltin Lake in the...

The Bounty Up North

Canoeing Stikine River British Columbia In a little more than a week and 150 miles of intermediate canoeing on the lower Stikine River, you can travel between two countries...

The Bounty Up North

Cycle Touring Icefields Parkway Alberta I've had a stiff neck before, but never from constantly looking up. Looking up around every turn. Over every pass. At mountain after...

The Bounty Up North

Sea Kayaking Queen Charlotte Islands British Columbia Despite the North Pacific storms circling off the coast, our guide, Gord Pincock, is doing his best to see us through...

The Bounty Up North

Whitewater Kayaking Slave River Northwest Territories Trying to catch the biggest river wave you've ever seen in front of ten pro kayakers is like trying to catch Lance on...

The Bounty Up North

Mountain Biking Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia So you call yourself a mountain biker. You rip local ribbons of singletrack, bunny-hop logs, and drop wheelies off rocky...

Saddle Stories

SUNRISE IN TERRACE MEADOWS, in Wyoming's Teton Wilderness, and I sit up, wrapped in my sleeping bag, trying not to disturb my sister, Anne, as I listen to our horses grazing nearby. We turned...

The House of Rock

IT'S A CRISP PREDAWN MORNING AT 12,000 feet in northern Wyoming, and a crescent moon is bleeding off just enough light to illuminate a narrow ledge snaking across the southeastern face of the...

Worldwide Wild

Antarctica Following in Shackleton's Footsteps [2004 Winner] Ernest Shackleton crossed the Southern Ocean to South Georgia Island in a dinghy. You'll make...

I Did It Friedl's Way

COUPLE OF WINTERS AGO, I was invited by the Calgary, Alberta-based energy-investment firm Peters and Company to give a slide show about my alpine adventures at their annual conference at Lake...

Without a Trace

ON JULY 8, 1999, Bronx-born journalist Joe Wood hiked up to Mount Rainier National Park's Mildred Point Trail. A 34-year-old African-American editor for a New York book publisher, Wood was in...

Steals

Na Pali Wowie Kauai's Na Pali Coast, with its steep sea cliffs, waterfalls, and narrow green valleys, is backcountry Hawaii at its best. But if you crave a comfortable bed, check out...

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