North & Central America

Adventure's Gold Coast

SINCE THE LOST COAST TRAIL isn't two-wheel compatible, mountain bikers will want to head to the Hotel Gulch Road, a higher, parallel route about a half-mile inland. It delivers some of the same...

Adventure's Gold Coast

BEHOLD THE KING RANGE from the tiny clifftop town of Shelter Cove in the middle of the Lost Coast, 20 miles north of Usal as the gull flies, and you understand why Highway 1 gave up any notion...

All Fired Up

Q: We had planned a climbing trip to northwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona but are worried there's nowhere open given the recent fires. We're looking specifically for top...

GO FAR: 10 New Outfitted Trips for Families

Yoho National Park Mountain Hut Trip MINIMUM AGE: All ages welcome DESCRIPTION: Who better to introduce kids to backpacking than a naturalist who was a teacher for 27 years? The...

The Adventure Adviser

WE'RE LOOKING FOR FAMILY RAFT TRIPS IN MICHIGAN IN JULY. ANY IDEAS? Jan Sander Cincinnati, Ohio If it must be Michigan, your best bet is the Class I-II Pine...

The Adventure Adviser

ARE THERE FAMILY-ORIENTED BIKING TRIPS ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL FOR A COUPLE WITH A 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER? Christy Schlafly St. Louis, Missouri The explorer...

Get A Clue

"Zoe keeps poking me with a stick," Maddy complained, dodging around the parking lot near the Appalachian Trail sign. After two hours in the car, we were at our worst. Zoe, 14, and...

Paddling in a Ghost World

DESPITE THE NORTH PACIFIC storms circling off the coast like jets in a holding pattern, our guide, Gord Pincock, is doing his best to see us through our eight-day kayak expedition in British...

Paddling in a Ghost World (Cont.)

ROSE HARBOUR IS AN odd place. The first thing that catches your eye in the sheltered cove is a pair of rusting boilers once used for rendering blubber from sperm, gray, and humpback whales....

Alone Among the Dunes

THE SECOND TIME I RUN into Jean Graham, she still thinks I'm crazy. After five hours in a van dodging semi trucks freshly loaded with radioactive yellowcake from the uranium mine at the end of...

Canadian Bounty

MAIN RIVER, NEWFOUNDLAND Officially designated as a Canadian Heritage River last year, the 36-mile Main slices through Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula—a pristine...

Lunkers Lurk Here

WHEN I WANT TO see envy plastered on the faces of my fishing pals, I mention that I'm heading to Treeline Lodge on Nueltin Lake in the roadless Manitoba wilderness to catch trout and pike longer...

Summer Splashdown

With more than 169 million acres of protected land, 12 times the coastline of the United States, and about two million lakes, Canada's park system is one of the biggest and wettest on the planet...

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