North & Central America

Swells Angels

For New York's jet-ski gang, ripping around the city isn't just sport; it's an ecstatic celebration of life. If only I could make it my life.

Sick Puppies

Running a DIY dog-rescue operation is never easy, but when you've got two dozen misfit animals under your care, you need a way to let off steam.

36. Get Bent

On our 2010 Life List: get bent.

49. Climb the Grand Teton

This iconic, 13,770-foot fang of granite is tough and technical, but still a reasonable goal.

Steamed

There's a war going on in coastal Maine, where renegade crustacean gangs are forcing people to grope for their guns. ERIC HANSEN heads for the boiling waters of Matinicus Island—the site of a...