Nothing could derail the ultimate southeastern paddling tripexcept a dandy travel partner.
The secret to surviving a road trip gone awry? Just pretend.
Mount Whitney, California
Get Your Willies
San Juan Islands, Washington
St. Croix River, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Back in the Day
My parents used to take us ten kids tramping along the Texas coast on a shoestring. They were on to something.
Can you outline the perfect batch of gear needed for an active summer in Alaska, Sedona, and Asia?
I'm graduating from a Masters program in May, and planning, possibly, my last great summer get-away before becoming a hard-working stiff in September. My itinerary from mid-May through August includes a hiking/camping cross-country road trip to Sedona, two weeks of camping and hiking in Alaska, volunteering as a fly-fishing instructor in Alaska, and traveling in Asia for three weeks. If you were putting together a recommended gear list (particularly lightweight waterproof jacket, backpack, tent, and sleeping bag) from scratch where would you start?JosephPittsburgh, PA
Eat. Ride. Sleep. Repeat.
Danielle LaFata, a sports nutritionist with Athletes' Performance, in Phoenix, offers a strategy to keep you at full power through four or five all-out laps. Use this plan throughout your training so it feels natural on race day.
The Ride Stuff
The last thing you want is to hike the course. Get dialed with the right gear and practice with it before race day.
From veteran rider Nat Ross, who has won the 24 Hours of Moab as both a solo and team rider.
Books: Shell Games