National Parks

Plan for Gridlock

Even if you stick to lesser-known parks this summer, chances are good you'll still want to check out Yellowstone, Yosemite, or some other charismatic megawilderness along the way. To help you...

State Secrets: Ignore the Obvious

With more and more budget-conscious travelers planning domestic trips—and the 33 million viewers of Ken Burns's The National Parks licking their chops—expect an...

Go Big or Go Home: Epic Alaskan Adventures

One of the reasons I love Alaska is that almost every conversation between skiers, hunters, whitewater enthusiasts, fishermen, or mountaineers ends up being a discussion about the state. If you...

Adventure Icon: Trip Jennings

[27, PORTLAND, OREGON]There's no road map that shows you how to make a living as a kayaker and filmmaker, but last December I knew I had done it when I paid my cell-phone bill on time. The...

Adventure Icon: Sonnie Trotter

[30, SQUAMISH, B.C.]A lot of climbers drill permanent safety bolts into the rock every six or seven feet, but we're going back and doing trad routes the way they would've been done back in...

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