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Righteous Journeys

ALASKA The U.S. Forest Service Passport in Time Program 800-281-9176 www.passportintime.com Dates: May 20...

Rattle & Roll

Dodging rattlesnakes on a mountain bike is easy. Here's the scene: It's just after daybreak on Puerto Blanco Drive, a 53-mile dirt road that loops through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in...

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...

Night of the Blue Norther

We were cooking curried mac and cheese on a cobble beach on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. It was the third day of a six-day, mid-March river trip and eight of us from the mountains of...

The Gulch Club

Hole in the Rock Road turned my dog's teeth into castanets. A godforsaken strip of red dirt running southeast from the desert-rat town of Escalante, Utah, Hole in the Rock could be the most...

Cached Pow

The geophysical details of Alaska are to powder hounds what the specs on the V-12, 525-horsepower, $250,000 Lamborghini Diablo are to your average car aficionado: numbers to die for. With 49...

Alaska for Greenhorns

Milky skies marked our February arrival in Alaska as we bounced along the tarmac in Anchorage. Soon we were winding south on the Seward Highway toward Girdwood and our palatial base camp, the...

Big-Time Bragging Rights

Iditasport 100 February 9 Sheep Mountain, Alaska THE RACE: "CAUTION: Weather can be extremely cold!" reads the race Web site. That's your first hint that...

Rocky Mountain Dry, Free At Last

Alta/SnowbirdALTA, UTAHOn an average fresh-powder morning at Little Cottonwood Canyon (and there are lots of them), the snow at Snowbird is tracked by noon. But it's no big...

Range of Light, Free At Last

Squaw Valley USATAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIARight from the start, 1949, Squaw Valley skiers were cliff jumpers, and Warren Miller was there to film them hopping off cornices...

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