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Chesapeake Bay

IN THE MIDDLE of Chesapeake Bay, just 20 miles as the crow flies from the eastern seaboard megalopolis, sits a strand of marshy, nearly deserted islands where great blue herons, ospreys, and...

In the Heart of the Heart of the West

I grew up in southern Arizona, homeland of the Apache leader Geronimo, who evaded 5,000 U.S. Army troops there in 1886. But when I began planning a hiking and mountain-biking foray into north...

Ursus Major

"Bear!" yells Tommy Moe. The downhill skier who won Olympic gold in 1994 in Lillehammer sounds the alarm from his safety kayak as he leads our paddle raft down a particularly narrow stretch of...

Wide Open Country

BEST PLACE TO CLIMB: The Spot Upwards of 50 sport and traditional one-pitch climbs (ranging from 5.6 to 5.12) pepper the Tongue River Canyon in Bighorn...

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