Best Towns 2010: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Runner Up: Best for Road Running
Best Towns 2010: Ashland, Oregon
Best for Trail Running
What are the best mountaineering expeditions for a beginner?
Best Towns 2010: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Runner Up: Best for Surfing (West)
Best Towns 2010: Bozeman, Montana
Best for Skiing (West)
Restoring Maine's Penobscot River
Will fish and clean hydropower coexist peacefully in Maine's Penobscot River by 2013?
Letting the Lower Snake River Flow
Will four contested dams on Washington's Lower Snake River ever come out?
Best Towns 2010: Reno, Nevada
Best for Whitewater
Which sit-in kayak should I buy for padding in Maine?
America's Best Adventure Bars
Saloons so good you'll take an adventure just to see them.
Fishing Montana's South Fork of the Flathead
Rafting Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon
River Conservation 101
In an era of massive oil spills and increasing energy demands, why does river conservation still matter? Because free-flowing water is fun. Because it's good for the national chutzpah. And because, as these four comeback stories illustrate, saving rivers is more profitable than exploiting them.