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The Best Spring Hikes in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike.

A Death in the Texas Desert

Residents of Terlingua mourned the murder of the town's most popular bar owner. Then, as conflicting accounts of the victim and his last night emerged, they started picking sides.

My Hometown: Runner Ryan Vail on Portland, Oregon

On April 13, Ryan Vail finished tenth at the London Marathon—the highest finish by an American man since Meb placed ninth in 2009. The Portland, Oregon-native, who was also the top American finisher...

Active Cities: Austin

Austin’s location in the Hill Country has turned it into the outdoor sports capital of Texas.

Baked Alaska: Surviving Aniakchak National Monument

The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and...

Active Cities: New York City

It's a concrete jungle, but sneaking in a workout is easier than you think. Here's an athlete's guide to the Big Apple.

Camping in the Wilds of New York City

I’ve camped in a lot of places — the steppes of Mongolia, the East African bush, the Amazon, countless U.S. national parks and forests — but until recently I had never camped in a city, much less one...