North & Central America

<em>Into the Wild</em> By Jon Krakauer (1996)

It's not a traditional biography, but Krakauer's account of Chris McCandless's grand and tragic adventure has become part of America's cultural mythology. In 1990, after...

The New Rules: Avalanches Don&#146;t Discriminate

The prevailing wisdom goes something like this: If you ski in the backcountry, you're on your own. You should be trained in avalanche safety and carrying all the essential gear. But if you're...

Best Winter Adventures: Ahwahnee Hotel

The classic wilderness lodge in the quint­essential national park, the 82-year-old Ahwahnee was originally part of an effort by Park Service czar Stephen Mather to attract moneyed benefactors...

The Rancher: Jerad Iacovetto

"There's a lot more to do here than ski," says 32-year-old Iacovetto. He would know. Along with his brother and parents, Iacovetto, a fourth-generation Steamboat Springs native, runs Saddleback...

Energy Food Guru: Adam Spector

Spector, a 38-year-old native of Carvers­ville, Pennsylvania, has had some pretty great jobs. Right after college, he farmed fish in Boulder, then for two years he owned the Barking Dog Cafe, in...

The Golfer: Luke Brosterhous

After college, Brosterhous spent a season teaching skiing in Steamboat. He knew he wanted to settle down there; now all he had to do was figure out how to make it work. "I didn't want to become...

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