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Nasty, Brutish, and Loud

BACK WHEN THEY WERE COURTING—back before their garage in McConnell, West Virginia, was filled with two monster all-terrain vehicles and three teeny-weeny ones—Bruce and Kim Browning...

The Ghost of Shipwrecks Future

IT WAS AN UGLY SHIP, AND STILL IS. The steamer Mohawk was a 387-foot workhorse on the weekly run to Havana, carrying freight and discount passengers in both directions. When it sailed out...

Windows on the Wild

NOW MORE THAN EVER, New Yorkers, or anyone else needing space and distance from a city, will appreciate Elk Lake Lodge. This 1903 Adirondack hideaway commands a stunning view, indeed the only...

Windows on the Wild

A STAY AT THIS 13,500-square-foot post-and-beam ranch in the northwestern part of the Wind River Range will make it evident why Wyomingites escape to the Winds. Relaxing on the flagstone porch,...

Windows on the Wild

THE SINUOUS CHANNEL in front of Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, just southwest of Kenai Fjords National Park, evolves with the tide into broad, salmon-rich China Poot Bay, reflecting the southern...

Windows on the Wild

THE AREA AROUND the Telemark Inn, ten miles southwest of Bethel, Maine, is proof that "East Coast wilderness" is not an oxymoron. The pastoral New England lodge is surrounded by 780,000-acre...

Windows on the Wild

YOU'RE ONLY SIX MILES from Moab as the crow flies, but traveling to Camelot from town on a 12.5-mile dirt road through a mad jumble of slot canyons, mesas, and buttes is excruciatingly slow and...

Windows on the Wild

FIRST, THERE'S THE WELCOME basket full of warm oatmeal-raisin cookies. Then, you look out the window of your log cabin at the surrounding millions of acres of national forest in the foothills of...

Windows on the Wild

COMPARED WITH THE QUAINT, Victorian B&Bs in nearby Crested Butte, Irwin Lodge more closely resembles a barn. But you forgive the lack of cutesy wainscoting when sipping a gin and tonic on...

The Adventure Adviser

Q: What are some good places for someone with rock climbing experience to learn ice climbing? —Scott Heimlich, Santa Monica, California A: Time to add...

Adventure Adviser

Q: What's the best spot in Hawaii for snorkeling? —Amanda Dumenigo, Santa Fe, New Mexico A: During the winter, when Hawaii's best-known beaches are...

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

1. Follow in the Footsteps of Greatness Tibet / Mallory and Irvine's Everest It's everything but the disappearing act: Follow the route of doomed explorers George Mallory and...

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...

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