North & Central America

Expedition Cruising

Heli-Fly-Fish PatagoniaOn any given day on this weeklong trip with Orvis Travel, you'll be casting a seven-weight rod in crystal trout streams where you...

River Conservation 101

Restoring Montana's Clark Fork RiverONE HOT DAY last July, a group of us drove to the town of Turah, Montana—two bars, one camp-supply store—and dropped two rafts into the...

Trout Creek Unplugged

"HEMLOCK'S DOWN AND Trout Creek's coming up!"My friend Sam Drevo, a Portland, Oregon–based kayaker, was on the phone. What he meant was "Let's go paddling." The Forest Service had...

Protecting the Hudson River

They pick the big fights: Con Edison, General Electric, Exxon. Riverkeeper, founded by fishermen some 40 years ago, made its name by confronting industrial giants to protect the Hudson River....

Revitalizing the Los Angeles River

TWO YEARS AGO, some friends and I paddled 51 miles of the Los Angeles River, past the back lots of Warner Bros. and Universal studios, past the chemical refineries, and, finally, to within sight...

The Essentials: Surf Road Trip

WHERE TO USE IT: The best surf road trip begins in San Diego and heads north. Start mellow, with the friendly Tourmaline break, in Pacific Beach. Camp on the bluffs at San...

First Encounters

GRIZZLY ADAMS FAMILY"There's a bear!" This simple exclamation triggered the angriest parental outbust of my youth. At least, that's how I remember it. I was seven years old...

Action Father Figure

It's hard to beat correspondent MARK ANDERS in the Fun Dad department. Living on the coast of North Carolina, he religiously surfs and takes his sons—Luke, 7, and Nicholas, 4—on his 16-foot...

Camps That Kick Ass

My parents were reasonably earthy, but I'm convinced my passion for the outdoors came from Manito-wish, a Wisconsin summer camp that, like any real camp, includes a true wilderness trip...

Teva Mountain Games

1990The Vail Memorial Day whitewater festival, a slalom kayaking contest on the Eagle River, debuts....

Teva Games 2010: Daniel Woods

OUTSIDE: Why is climbing more popular in Europe?WOODS: Because of the resources they have. Where there isn't rock, there are gyms that teach kids from a very young age.

Lakehouse Expedition

WHERE TO USE IT: Lake Winni­pesaukee, near New Hampshire's White Mountains, is 72 square miles of tree-lined coves and some 300 sprawling islands—not to mentionwaterfront cabins...

Books: Playing God!

It's hard enough being a teenager today. Just try it if you're half ape. That's the deal in Laurence Gonzales's coming-of-age-except-I'm-also-part-bonobo biotech thriller, Lucy (Knopf, ...

Mr. Softee

PRICE TAG $695*"SHOULD I BRING my scarf?"I'm not sure how to respond. I'm suiting up to paddle to Bull Island, a 5,000-acre barrier island and wildlife sanctuary on...

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