North & Central America

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...

Pacemaker

OUTSIDE: Nice work in November. So what's the strategy for winning at Boston? GOUCHER: In New York, I felt like I had to be up front, like right on [eventual winner] Paula...

Yosemite Roulette

ONE COOL MORNING last September, 23-year-old Alex Honnold tightened his shoes at the base of Half Dome, dipped both hands into his chalk bag, and began climbing with no rope and...

The 30 Best Places to Work in 2009

There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That's the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest...

Last Resort

December 31, 2008. 2:32 P.M....

Conserving Our Oceans

ALEUTIAN ISLANDSStretching 1,200 miles off the coast of Alaska, the Aleutians mark the meeting point for nearly 100 species of coldwater coral, 15 whale types, 450 aquatic...

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