North & Central America

Telluride Bluegrass

What started as a small bluegrass fest 36 years ago has morphed into what may be the season's best party, with a setting—an amphitheater planted beneath a cirque of fourteeners—that's without...

Waterfront Blues

With more than 100,000 attendees, this benefit for the Oregon Food Bank is the largest blues fest west of the Mississippi. With 100-plus performances on four stages on the grassy banks of the...

Rothbury

Three hours northwest of Detroit, the country's greenest festival is powered by biofuels, features a Think Tank climate-change symposium, and is nestled in the woods near Lake Michigan. Of some...

Gold Fish

In the fiercest wilderness battle since ANWR, Alaskan fishermen are fighting the proposed Pebble Mine, with its projected hundred of billions of dollars in copper and gold. Photographer

Keir Beadling

I'd been a lawyer for eight years and was tired of keeping track of time in six-minute increments. So in late 2001, I did that stereotypical thing where you sit at the keyboard and think, What's...

David D'Angelo

I met Serac founder Michael Brown in 1999, on Aconcagua. I was 20 years old, on winter break from the University of Colorado, and in awe of what he did—getting paid to film adventures. I...

Corey Senese

My father taught me to surf in San Diego, and I spent summers in Montauk. By 2003, surf lessons were taking off on Long Island. The thing that really triggered my interest was seeing instructors...

Heroic Effort

Last December, University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher, 27, won $1.8 million worth of oil and gas rights near Arches and Canyonlands national parks at a BLM auction in Salt Lake City. His...

National Park Secrets

When Wallace Stegner wrote that America's national parks were "the best idea we ever had," he did not mean "It's a good idea to steer your RV through Yosemite with the A/C on." Over the past...

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