For 25 years, Shaun Palmer has dominated everything from the snowboard halfpipe to mountain-bike downhillsand earned his reputation as action sports' foul-mouthed bad boy. Now 40, he's cleaned up his act for a run at Olympic gold. Will he find redemption, or die trying?
Flagstaff Lake Hut, Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Lumiere, Telluride, Colorado
Green and Gold
Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth, California
B Bar Ranch, Absaroka Range, Montana
What's a good family outing in Glacier National Park?
Do you have any suggestions for a family itinerary of Glacier National Park this spring? We have a girl who is nine. Rosalind M. Oak Park, CA
The Psychedelic First
Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.
I want to spend New Years cross-country skiing in the Rockies. Where should I go?
My wife and I spent last New Year's Eve cross-country skiing in Yellowstone with a fantastic outfitter. This year we'd like to do something similar near Missoula or maybe Idaho. Can you recommend an outfitter and guide service that operates in these places? Mike F. Washington DC
Drop into the coral reef at Pipeline and you'll probably get hurt. Drop in on a member of Hawaii's locals-only Wolf Pack and you're just asking for trouble. Here, Kala Alexandersurfer, actor, businessman, and the North Shore's most notorious enforceropens up about localism in the lineup, how to earn his respect, and his hopes for a m
Papa Pilgrim’s Progress: The Dark Tale of an Alaskan Frontiersman
Out on the far edge of the Alaska frontier, a man can hide his sins. Robert Allen Hale—a.k.a. Papa Pilgrim—bought a homestead outside the remote town of McCarthy where he imprisoned his family and conned the world with tales of a simpler life. But for the 15 children living the nightmare, the only choice was escape.
Greg Mortenson on his mission to bring the world together.
Where in the United States can I stay overnight in a tree?
Where in the United States can I stay overnight in a tree? Alice Massillon, OH
Still, traversing the rugged and remote Olympic Peninsula is doable, thanks to inflatable boats called packraftsand a bit of ingenuity