North & Central America

Animals A-Go-Go

Moose, the largest members of the deer family, are found all over the Northern Hemisphere, but if you want to see these gawky giants at their most majestic, head for the northwest corner of...

Oh, Canada!

Q: I am looking for adventure in Canada -- camping, hiking, wildlife -- any suggestions?- Rosanne Clemente, Bay Shore, New YorkAdventure Advisor:...

North Shore of Lake Superior

INDULGE IN: Sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishingWHY HERE? Just a short meander from the lakeside trailhead inside Tettegouche State Park are 13 campsites perched on a...

At Home in the Wild

It was a great pleasure, a few years back, to finally haul a small posse up to my favorite base camp in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the southern end of the Rockies. I felt like...

Moose River Recreation Area

INDULGE IN: Canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishingWHY HERE? Smack in the middle of Adirondack State Park sits the Moose River Recreation Area, a 50,000-acre sanctuary...

New River Gorge National River

INDULGE IN: Climbing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fishingWHY HERE? Bloated rapids, technical backwoods singletrack, and the region's widest array of rock-climbing...

Big Bend National Park

INDULGE IN: Rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hikingWHY HERE? With over 800,000 acres of pastel desert, 118 miles of rambling Rio Grande, 7,000-foot mountains, and hundreds of...

Castle Crag State Park

INDULGE IN: Fly-fishing, rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, and hikingWHY HERE? You might as well leave your backpack, ultralight tent, and skimpy, three-quarter-length...

Moran State Park

INDULGE IN: Mountain and road biking, fly-fishing, sea kayaking, hikingWHY HERE? To escape the congested I-5 corridor, ditch your vehicle in Anacortes, take the hour-long ferry ride to...

We Fell into a Burning Ring of Fire

MY COMPANIONS and I are sitting shoulder to shoulder in the snow at Mount Rainier's Camp Muir (elevation 10,188 feet), hunched over plastic mugs containing a lukewarm paste of rehydrated...

Island Escape

Q: What's the best way to get to Santa Barbara Island off the California coast and do I need permission?-Keith Gill, Las Vegas, NevadaAdventure Advisor:

A Spring in Your Kick-Turn

Q: I'm hoping to go skiing this April. I'd like to go somewhere that has access to additional activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Where might I find this and good late...

Radar

November is the International Spa Association's official Spa Awareness Month. Over 500 spas nationwide will be offering demonstrations, seminars, and best of all, discounts and other incentives...

King of the Dirtbags

YVON IS LEADING. He's guiding his feet along a lip of rock, maneuvering himself out under an overhang. Positioned directly below the obstacle, he slides his hands up into a fissure and leans...

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