North & Central America

Eating Out

Most people don't come to Aspen to play in mud and manure. But that's exactly what the folks at the tony Little Nell hotel are hawking—for $2,300. And it's worth it. Go hand-to-mouth on a three...

Taos Mountain Film Festival

Some of the best new adventure films will be featured at this year's festival, including Michael Brown's 3 Weeks 3 Peaks, Jon Bowermaster’s Antarctica, and Francis Bon's

Two-Wheeled Act

Tucked deep down behind the new leases for off-shore drilling in the Comprehensive American Energy Security and...

El Cap Speed Record

Watch an exclusive clip from Masters of Stone VI, featuring a new record speed ascent of El Cap by Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama....

City Sanctuaries

I'M IN A HORRIBLE MOOD and I see no chances for improvement. Depression is climbing me like a strangler fig. Recently I read a piece on the op-ed page of The New York Times by Michael...

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, MN

Start with the aurora borealis flittering in a moonless sky. Add in a wolf's howl, 1,000 frozen lakes, and a sauna and you've got the Boundary Waters in winter. You can't always count on the...

Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Bighorn sheep may be your only trail companions in the wilderness of J-Tree's northeast section. This 15-mile walk brings you into the ecological transition zone where the Mojave and Colorado...

North Country Trail, MI

Only about half of this 4,600-mile trail, from New York to North Dakota, has been completed, but some of the best walks are to be found in the 400 miles along Michigan's rugged UP. From Craig...

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Western Drilling Footprint

EcoFlight founder and president Bruce Gordon discusses how his aerial view of the Western landscape has changed with increased drilling for oil and gas....

Green River Gorge, WA

From Seattle, head southeast and pick up Route 169 toEnumclaw-Franklin Road. Five miles down, you'll find some unmarkedtrailhead gates. See the gate leading toward the power lines? That'sthe...

Pleiades Canyon, UT

Zion National Park is crammed with can­yon­eers, which is why Moabguide Matt Moore cased the empty La Sal Range for new routes. Thefruits of his labor: a canyon he calls Pleiades. This waterfall...

Gannett Peak, WY

The Wind River Range is not for nebbishes, and this glacier-framed, 40-mile round-trip hike up 13,804-foot Gannett, the state's tallest peak, is literally a high point. On five-day trips with...

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