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Endless Winter

Killington, Vermont OK, SO THERE MIGHT BE only one or two trails open, and Vermont in October is better known for its radiant foliage than for skiing, but Killington...

Endless Winter

Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado DURING TWO OF THE LAST three years, World Cup organizers have moved November races to Copper from resorts nearby, because Copper has early...

Gettin' Jiggy

NIGHTTIME COMES IN THE FORM OF LIGHT rather than darkness when you're hanging around the waterfront in Seattle. Airplanes crisscrossing overhead turn into flashing pinpricks of green and red,...

Powder 101

Q: I'm getting older and I'd like to learn to ski better. Even if you've never been to my home state of Illinois, you probably know there aren't many ski slopes nearby. I'd like...

Queen of the Dammed

FIFTY MILES FROM JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE, Richard Ingebretsen and his colleague Jeri Ledbetter stand on a rented ski boat, looking at one of Glen CanyonÕs most famous landmarks: the Cathedral...

Unbroken Chain

BRYAN BORNHOLDT AND I WERE traversing the airy spine of the Bighorn Mountains, leaping block to block. We had ascended 1,500 feet before dawn began saturating the rock and the sky and the trout...

I Poached the White Elephant

FATE HAD ITS WAY WITH ME. I did not choose to write my name in the history books, would never have imagined joining the pantheon of great adventurers—Polo, Magellan, Lindbergh, Hillary,...

Basic Training

Q: I'm a bloated son-of-a-gun with a physique like a manatee who'd like to try scuba diving. I have no experience at all outside of watching Sea Hunt and a couple of...

These Pants Saved My Life

IF YOU ARE THE CARHARTT SALES REPRESENTATIVE IN ALASKA, you hear so many stories about how your durable, mud-brown work wear has saved people's flabby backsides from wolf fangs and grizzly-bear...

Far North Charging

Q: I need to take a three- to four-day getaway somewhere secluded. I'm very familiar with the outdoors and am looking for a place far away from people, perhaps even a fly-in trip....

New York City

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND AFTER WORK ON FRIDAY, head two hours north on I-87 to New Paltz, New York, gateway to the Shawangunk Mountains. Grab essential gear at Rock and Snow, on Main...

Seattle

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND FORGET FIGHTING Friday's post-work traffic—leave at 6 a.m. Saturday instead. Drive 25 miles east on I-90, take exit 25, continue about five miles, and...

Boston

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND BLOW OUT OF TOWN on Friday afternoon heading north to Quechee, Vermont (I-93 to I-89 to U.S. 4 west), a tranquil pocket of gentlemen's farms and general...

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