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Action Father Figure

It's hard to beat correspondent MARK ANDERS in the Fun Dad department. Living on the coast of North Carolina, he religiously surfs and takes his sons—Luke, 7, and Nicholas, 4—on his 16-foot...

Camps That Kick Ass

My parents were reasonably earthy, but I'm convinced my passion for the outdoors came from Manito-wish, a Wisconsin summer camp that, like any real camp, includes a true wilderness trip...

Teva Mountain Games

1990The Vail Memorial Day whitewater festival, a slalom kayaking contest on the Eagle River, debuts....

Teva Games 2010: Daniel Woods

OUTSIDE: Why is climbing more popular in Europe?WOODS: Because of the resources they have. Where there isn't rock, there are gyms that teach kids from a very young age.

Lakehouse Expedition

WHERE TO USE IT: Lake Winni­pesaukee, near New Hampshire's White Mountains, is 72 square miles of tree-lined coves and some 300 sprawling islands—not to mentionwaterfront cabins...

Books: Playing God!

It's hard enough being a teenager today. Just try it if you're half ape. That's the deal in Laurence Gonzales's coming-of-age-except-I'm-also-part-bonobo biotech thriller, Lucy (Knopf, ...

Mr. Softee

PRICE TAG $695*"SHOULD I BRING my scarf?"I'm not sure how to respond. I'm suiting up to paddle to Bull Island, a 5,000-acre barrier island and wildlife sanctuary on...

Magical Thinking

PRICE TAG $480MY HUSBAND, Stephen, and I, in a rare moment of spontaneity, had decided to skip town with our one-year-old son, Wyatt, and our dog, Biscuit. Stephen and I...

Weekend Wise

Two for the RoadYou know that travel cliché that says "it's about the journey, not the destination"? Whoever said it must have ridden a motorcycle. When I take my truck,...

Outfitted

FLOAT WESTWATER CANYONSherri Griffith River Expeditions' two-day, one-night trip on the Colorado River takes you through 17 miles of Class II–IV rapids and the 1,600-foot...

Canadian Spin

The most charming bike city in North America may well be Montreal, where Old World flair meets cycle-friendly infrastructure. After checking in to the Gingerbread Manor Bed and Breakfast, head...

High Mark

It's not the hardest peak, but at some time in your life you've got to climb 14,494-foot Mount Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48. Fly to Las Vegas, rent a car for the 250-mile drive,...

Get Your Willies

Track orcas on a 4.5-hour sea-kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys, based in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. That night, rest up at the Bird Rock Hotel before dinner and a few frames at Jimmy...

Lazy Water

For 104 miles, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway serves as the Minnesota-Wisconsin state line, offering a paddlers' paradise. The 30-mile stretch between Thayers Landing and Highway 70...

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