A famed Texas climbing route gets cloned indoors
Dude Over Troubled Water
The strangest stuff litters the flood-sloshed banks of the Mississippi River and her tributaries�tires by the hundred, refrigerators, automobiles, messages in a bottle, urine in a bottle, and (yikes!) the occasional ice chest containing a severed horse head. When the going gets gross, the man to call is Chad Pregracke, a crusading voyager in the war against tra
What does it take to steer across the Bering Strait? Guts, persistence, andoh yeaha seven-ton SUV.
Let the Games Begin
The just-in-time, let's-party, fear-no-evil Winter Olympics get ready to rip in the country that needs 'em now more than ever
This Must Be the Place
Bound for Utah? Beyond the Olympic venues, here's what to doindoors and outin one of the nation's greatest backcountry playgrounds.
Where the Ghost Bird Sings by the Poison Springs
The river was pleasant, really, wide and coffee-colored. We can poison nature and go on poisoning it; something precious always remains.
Twelve trips to change your lifeand make a difference
The Land of Clear Light
Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changingNorth America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers over every horizon, but if you know where to goand how to explore wiselyyou'll find these 500,000 square miles of desolation downright hospitable.
Rattle & Roll
When mountain biking this swath of border country, you hope that all the snake bites is your derailleur
The Phantom Stampede
Coyote howls and other high-desert chills in Joshua Tree National Park
Night of the Blue Norther
A thawing-out spring break on the Rio Grande is anything but
The Gulch Club
Four friends play the slots in Utah's canyon country and win big
Best Close-to-the-City Day Hikes
Desert Hors D'oeuvres