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Summer is the time for vacations, camping, climbing, kayaking, and more. National Parks provide some of the best vacations out there.
The dismantling of the Elwha River’s dams in Olympic National Park will free some 70 miles of rollicking whitewater and serious salmon spawning grounds. Celebration is in order.
Pack your passport and credit card but keep your panniers light for this six-day mission through the most majestic scenery south of Alaska.
The only thing better than paddling between empty islands for a few days? Doing so on a diet of fresh lobster.
On May 20, a swath of the American West from Oregon to New Mexico will catch an almost complete solar eclipse. There’s no better place to see this spooky phenomenon than Bryce Canyon National Park.
Glacier Bay is like a Whitman’s Sampler of Alaskan hallmarks: humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, brown bears, and building-size columns of ice plunging into the sea.
Great Sand Dunes National Park is a terrific place to enjoy the splendors of nature. While going really, really fast.
There are more than 7,500 climbing routes in Joshua Tree, a mix of bolted and trad, all of them on remarkably clean monzogranite rock.
The Grand Teton’s neighbor, the 12,804-foot Middle Teton, is a lot less likely to kill you, requires no ropes, and offers the same crazy views.
Take five days to traverse the 40-mile Greenstone Ridge Trail, which spans Isle Royale’s entire windswept spine, keep quiet, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of the pack.
Here’s a primer on the best existing bike-friendly trails in the national park system.
The wildest places to sample the country’s best brews
The Brews with Views Raft Trip in Rogue River, Oregon, is the best beer fest for river rats.
The Hops in the Hills Beer Festival in Okemo, Vermont, is the best beer fest for hikers.