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2. Longs Peak

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 14,255 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 4,850 feet * DURATION: One Day * SNAPSHOT: Your first taste of thin air on a nontechnical ascent THE...

3. Mount Shasta

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 14,162 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 7,212 feet * DURATION: Two Days * SNAPSHOT: Learn the art of upward flow on snow AT 14,162 FEET,...

4. Liberty Bell

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 7,720 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 2,520 feet * DURATION: One Day * SNAPSHOT: Technical climbing thrills with backyard access IN THE...

5. Grand Teton

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 13,770 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 6,920 feet * DURATION: Two to three days * SNAPSHOT: Lofty rock challenges on an icon of the West...

6. Mount Rainier

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 14,410 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 8,990 feet * DURATION: Two to three days * SNAPSHOT: Fine-tune crevasse skills on this mighty Northwest...

9. Mount Whitney

* SUMMIT ELEVATION: 14,494 feet * TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN: 6,100 feet * DURATION: Two to three days * SNAPSHOT: Scale a big wall via an intermediate route...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

Hidden Creek Ranch CAPACITY – 40 guests SADDLE UP – This is touchy-feely ranching: Guests learn "centered riding," an awareness technique to improve...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Montana

I'd just finished breakfast and was checking out the gift shop at the West Glacier Restaurant ("Family Dining Since 1938") when I bumped into my first bear bells. Were they kidding? There were...

Off the Beaten Park

ONE OF The nation's tiniest national parks—a diminutive 35,500 acres, smaller than any Ted Turner ranch—Acadia National Park ranks second only to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the...

Tennessee

Tennessee's Goshen Prong Trail is so blissfully quiet you can hear twigs snap under your hiking boots and a creek, Goshen Prong, tumbling nearby. The leaves of the old-growth deciduous trees...

Florida

Any fool living in Maine would seize the opportunity to sail with his family in the Florida Keys in November. Any fool, even if his wife, Lisa, was seven months pregnant and had suffered a near...

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