North & Central America

Sick, AK

Enter the pucker zone: Alaska's Chugach Range, land of waist-deep powder and drop-dead steeps, where the best big-mountain freeskiers in the world come to unhook. Up here, however, being best isn't...

Sick, AK

Enter the pucker zone: Alaska's Chugach Range, land of waist-deep powder and drop-dead steeps, where the best big-mountain freeskiers in the world come to unhook. Up here, however, being best isn't...

Sick, AK

Enter the pucker zone: Alaska's Chugach Range, land of waist-deep powder and drop-dead steeps, where the best big-mountain freeskiers in the world come to unhook. Up here, however, being best isn't...

Chesapeake Bay

Where the water is calm, the camping great—and the sea kayaking takes you to a world of beautiful swimmers

Surf the Far North Shore

Welcome to British Columbia's first surf camp, home to gargantuan swells, a 16-mile break, and—you guessed it—50-degree water.

Five for All Time

A brief survey of El Capitan's most mythic ascents and a sampling of the rock's approximately 100 other routes, plus storied features on The Nose.

Up on the Big Stone

You could call it a youthful passion, but why mince words? What seized the author at age 19 was a fateful obsession with El Capitan.

Up on the Big Stone

You could call it a youthful passion, but why mince words? What seized the author at age 19 was a fateful obsession with El Capitan.

Up on the Big Stone

You could call it a youthful passion, but why mince words? What seized the author at age 19 was a fateful obsession with El Capitan.

Chesapeake Bay

Where the water is calm, the camping great—and the sea kayaking takes you to a world of beautiful swimmers

Ursus Major

Floating through class V whitewater and grizzly country in the shadow of Mount McKinley