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Trail Run the Adirondacks

With its dense cluster of mountains and an ecosystem almost identical to Vermont, the Adirondack’s High Peaks region may actually be a better place to peep leaves than that fabled foliage...

Cycle the Cascades

Set inside the wide Wentachee River valley in the Cascade Range, Leavenworth sports alpine views in every direction. Long, gradual climbs and curvy descents along the rivers are fenced by...

Puget Sound Jigging

WHERE: Public piers throughout Puget Sound, but the Edmonds Pier, north of Seattle in best now through November. (During winter months, try public piers in Seattle and...

How to Plan Your Grand Canyon Trip

If you are one of the lucky few to land a private permit to raft the Grand Canyon—you simply have to make this trip happen....

The Grand Canyon: Be Flexible With Your Permit Date

Your odds increase dramatically if you are willing to take a trip outside of the May through September peak season. While the main lottery is in February, there are follow-up lotteries...

The Grand Canyon: Rent Your Gear

Pro River Outfitter's Painless Private rental package takes care of every specific piece of gear for this very specific river trip. They even freeze their own ice to guarantee that is the...

The Grand Canyon: Don't Go Wanting

Feather River College's Outdoor Program Coordinator, Rick Stock, has a very useful Grand Canyon boat packing adage. "A raft is never...

The Grand Canyon: Assemble the Right Team

Don't forget that you are going on an expedition and group dynamic is essential to everyone's experience. While assembling a group with river skills is helpful, it should be secondary to your...

The Grand Canyon: Assign Responsibilities

No one is a client on private Grand Canyon trip. To assure everyone will kick in and make the trip run smoothly, Flett suggests clearly assigning day-to-day responsibilities in three major...

The Grand Canyon: Be Prepared For Tolio

Tolio is a trench foot-like foot fungus. During monsoon season, an extremely high number of rafters in the Grand Canyon come down with this non-serious—but very annoying—malady.

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