National Parks

There's Something in the Rocks

End your Joshua Tree sojourn by making a stab at finding this most evocative of sites. It won't be easy: since it's not marked on the USGS maps, you may have to beseech a ranger to circle it for...

There's Something in the Rocks

There's no Going-to-the-Sun Road in Joshua Tree—which is to say, there's no true hub to the place. But Hidden Valley comes closest, given its accessibility and the access it in turn...

There's Something in the Rocks

Like plenty of other J-Tree climbers, I cut my teeth—and fingertips—at Indian Cove, on the northern fringe of a vast, dazzling maze called the Wonderland of Rocks. The Wonderland...

There's Something in the Rocks

I have found the rock of truht (sic), but you probably won't. Oh, it's out there, one of several hippo-size stones in the sea of rocky desert that is Joshua Tree National Park. Just walk about...

There's Something in the Rocks

The name would seem to be a synonym for most of Joshua Tree, but this campground about eight miles east of Hidden Valley is in fact home to several hundred-foot-high pates of monzonite granite...

Going Big

Here, in the chronicles of their trips—scaling a stormy alpine spire, biking a desert canyon, sailing through a remote archipelago, traversing a 12,000-foot pass, and paddling a wide,...

Oh, Canada!

Q: I am looking for adventure in Canada -- camping, hiking, wildlife -- any suggestions?- Rosanne Clemente, Bay Shore, New YorkAdventure Advisor:...

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