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Wheeler Peak, Nevada

Wheeler Peak, Nevada, is the best hill climb in North America for isolation.

Float Free Water

The dismantling of the Elwha River’s dams in Olympic National Park will free some 70 miles of rollicking whitewater and serious salmon spawning grounds. Celebration is in order.

Cross the Border

Pack your passport and credit card but keep your panniers light for this six-day mission through the most majestic scenery south of Alaska.

Buy Lobster Off the Boat

The only thing better than paddling between empty islands for a few days? Doing so on a diet of fresh lobster.

Go Dark

On May 20, a swath of the American West from Oregon to New Mexico will catch an almost complete solar eclipse. There’s no better place to see this spooky phenomenon than Bryce Canyon National Park.

Paddle Among Icebergs

Glacier Bay is like a Whitman’s Sampler of Alaskan hallmarks: humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, brown bears, and building-size columns of ice plunging into the sea.