National Parks

This Mud's for You

I HAD BEEN WARNED. "It's gonna be wet out there!" Grant Mitchell announced at least four times during the five-minute van ride from the upcountry town of Waimea to the Mud Lane turnoff. After...

The New Fusion

TAKE TWO FAVORITE PASTIMES of the ancient Hawaiians—surfing and kite flying. Toss them into the Cuisinart of new-sport inspiration, press the frappé button, and out pours kiteboarding....

The Universe According to Guava

GUAVA JOE HAD LINEBACKER SHOULDERS, bowlegs, sun-bleached dirty-blond hair, and that hint of cynicism that comes from carving a life out of instructing landlocked tourists in Hawaii's highest...

Canyonlands

Established 1964 337,598 Acres RENAISSANCE FUNHOGS, BRACE YOURSELVES: This new trip, combining three days of MOUNTAIN BIKING with five or six days of Colorado River

Life's a Wild Trip

19. Swim with Sharks Costa Rica / Live-Aboard Off Cocos Island Bring courage and an empty logbook. With ten days on the live-aboard Okeanos, you'll need plenty of room to record...

Life's a Wild Trip

22. Jump Down the Food Chain USA / Alaska / Grizzlies of Coastal Katmai Your expedition leader, naturalist and photographer Matthias Breiter, will tell you to bring your good...

Life's a Wild Trip

4. Live a South Seas Fantasy Micronesia / Chuuk, Palau, and Yap Snorkeling Micronesia's abundance of sea fans and staghorn corals makes for some of the world's best snorkeling,...

Life's a Wild Trip

7. See the World from Behind Bars Morocco / High Atlas Traverse (New Trip) Pedal from the colorful markets of Marrakech to the loftiest peaks in North Africa, the High Atlas...

Arcs over the Arctic

Last spring, 41-year-old Andrew McLean and 29-year-old Brad Barlage set out into the arctic wilderness of northern Canada 's Baffin Island for a month-long expedition in which they would...

The Phantom Stampede

They always wait to tear through camp until after you've stargazed yourself into bleary slumber. Then the frenzied desperation of blood-lusting coyotes sends you leaping from your epidermis and...

Storm Warning, Free At Last

Crystal MountainCRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, WASHINGTONBefore marketing flacks ever used "freeskiing" to describe a supposedly new style of carving backcountry terrain, powder hogs...

Walk On (and On, and On...)

Every couple of years I ditch the real world. I quit my job, load up my backpack with mac and cheese, and light out for a long-distance trail. I've through-hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail...

Between a Rock and Wet Place

Suffice it to say I'm no rock rat. And although no real fear is washing through me at the moment, I'm not exactly comfortable walking backward on a slimy vertical wall above a swirling hydraulic...

Here and Gone

Baffin Island WHERE THE HELL? Northern Canada, just shy of the Arctic Circle. WHAT IN THE WORLD? Baffin Island harbors some of the best big-wall climbing on the planet...

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