North & Central America

Forever Wild

We don't know where Edward Abbey is buried. Maybe it's better that way.

Case Closed?

After years of investigation, these fatal mysteries—from a trailside murder to the fate of a missing snowboarder—are now filed under "solved"

The Quick Fix

Escape urban gridlock in West Virginia, where country roads and mountain mamas are only a fraction of the attraction

Eric Rudolph Slept Here

The most wanted man in America survived five years in the North Carolina woods, eating salamanders, sleeping on the cold ground, and stalking deer. Or so he says. Spend a night in his secret mountain...

Spin City

A rude guide to Manhattan's new island-lapping bike loop

Outside University: The Top 40

Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly...