North & Central America

Bipolar Resorts

Ski resorts that give you the best of both worlds: Washington, Quebec, and British Columbia

False Summit

A famed Texas climbing route gets cloned indoors

Dude Over Troubled Water

The strangest stuff litters the flood-sloshed banks of the Mississippi River and her tributaries�tires by the hundred, refrigerators, automobiles, messages in a bottle, urine in a bottle, and...

Canada Cool

An Adventure Travel Guide to British Columbia

All-Weather Drive

What does it take to steer across the Bering Strait? Guts, persistence, and—oh yeah—a seven-ton SUV.

Where the Ghost Bird Sings by the Poison Springs

What's that smell? It's a teeming avian sanctuary—and a sump of troubled waters. It's a mess that we created—and a puzzle we can't solve. It's California's Salton Sea, a hypersaline lake...

Let the Games Begin

The just-in-time, let's-party, fear-no-evil Winter Olympics get ready to rip in the country that needs 'em now more than ever

This Must Be the Place

Bound for Utah? Beyond the Olympic venues, here's what to do—indoors and out—in one of the nation's greatest backcountry playgrounds.

Righteous Journeys

Twelve trips to change your life—and make a difference

The Land of Clear Light

Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changing—North America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers...

Rattle & Roll

When mountain biking this swath of border country, you hope that all the snake bites is your derailleur

The Phantom Stampede

Coyote howls and other high-desert chills in Joshua Tree National Park