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Soaked

THE DAY DRAINS like sluggish water out of the Alakai Swamp. We are woefully late and losing speed. Bill DeCosta, a local boar hunter and guide, hacks out a trail with a machete dulled from hours...

Alaska-Sized Lodging

Q: I'm looking to take 30 to 40 people to Alaska for a two-week fishing/fun adventure starting in mid-June, 2002. The group will consist of some experienced Alaska fishermen, some...

Maine's Salty Side

Q: I'm planning a kayaking trip to the Maine islands for a group of seven people. We would like to camp on one of the public islands for one night and paddle back the next day....

Bipolar Resorts

When it comes to ski resorts, split personalities come in handy—especially when you're traveling with a significant other. At these 18 great North American playgrounds you can huck big air...

Bipolar Resorts

Copper Mountain, CO 800-458-8386; www.coppercolorado.com Diagnosis Copper is naturally divided by skier...

Bipolar Resorts

IDAHO Schweitzer, ID 800-831-8810; www.schweitzer.com Diagnosis Only 50 miles south of Canada in...

Bipolar Resorts

UTAH Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT 800-453-3000; www.snowbird.com Diagnosis Snowbird and its...

Bipolar Resorts

WASHINGTON Crystal Mountain, WA 360-663-2265; www.skicrystal.com Diagnosis In the shadow of Mount...

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...

False Summit

LAST MAY, TEXAN John Wallace, 31, founder of the Austin Rock Gym, unveiled The Feather, the country's first indoor scale replica of a natural climbing route. The 12-by-20-foot climbable...

Dude Over Troubled Water

IT'S EARLY morning on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, 20 miles downstream from Evansville, Indiana, and the walls of a rickety white houseboat called The Miracle are pulsating to the...

All-Weather Drive

SCHOLARS GENERALLY AGREE that the earliest North Americans crossed over from Asia via the Bering Land Bridge—an Ice Age isthmus that linked the two continents about 11,000 years ago. This...

Let the Games Begin

AN UNPRECEDENTED 3.5 billion people are expected to tune in February 8 and watch the opening ceremonies of the XIX Olympic Winter Games, including, quite possibly, you. But try for a moment to...

This Must Be the Place

SLC l to do: Skin up Grizzly Gulch near Alta, or anywhere in Big Cottonwood Canyon with a deep accumulation of snow. Build a ski jump. Try your first front and back flips...

Where the Ghost Bird Sings by the Poison Springs

THE WATER'S EDGE at the south end of North Shore—a shuttered, graffiti'd, ruined resort town which, as you might have guessed, lies near the north shore of California's Salton...

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