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Fire in the Sky

Worst case: caught in a lightning storm descending Wyoming's Grand Teton.

King Kauai

Lush greenery, volcanoes and an endless supply of hidden beaches.

Swells Angels

For New York's jet-ski gang, ripping around the city isn't just sport; it's an ecstatic celebration of life. If only I could make it my life.

Sick Puppies

Running a DIY dog-rescue operation is never easy, but when you've got two dozen misfit animals under your care, you need a way to let off steam.

Yes You Can: Escape From Alcatraz

There's no better way to get in shape than to prepare for a triathlon. Here's your guide to the ultimate first-time experience.

36. Get Bent

On our 2010 Life List: get bent.

49. Climb the Grand Teton

This iconic, 13,770-foot fang of granite is tough and technical, but still a reasonable goal.