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Etna, New Hampshire Moose Mountain Lodge Though students from neighboring Dartmouth College don't careen down the meadows of Moose Mountain on rickety wooden skis like they used...

The Bounty Up North

Lake Fishing Treeline Lodge Manitoba When I want to see envy plastered on the faces of my fishing pals, I mention that I'm heading to Treeline Lodge, on Nueltin Lake in the...

The Bounty Up North

Summer Skiing Mount Logan Yukon Territory By the numbers, summertime skiing on Mount Logan can seem daunting. At 19,524 feet, it's Canada's highest peak. Sitting squarely...

The Bounty Up North

Canoeing Stikine River British Columbia In a little more than a week and 150 miles of intermediate canoeing on the lower Stikine River, you can travel between two countries...

The Bounty Up North

Sea Kayaking Queen Charlotte Islands British Columbia Despite the North Pacific storms circling off the coast, our guide, Gord Pincock, is doing his best to see us through...

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Mountain Biking Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia So you call yourself a mountain biker. You rip local ribbons of singletrack, bunny-hop logs, and drop wheelies off rocky...

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Cycle Touring Icefields Parkway Alberta I've had a stiff neck before, but never from constantly looking up. Looking up around every turn. Over every pass. At mountain after...

The Bounty Up North

Whitewater Kayaking Slave River Northwest Territories Trying to catch the biggest river wave you've ever seen in front of ten pro kayakers is like trying to catch Lance on...

The Bounty Up North

New Park Réserve Faunique des Chic-Chocs Quebec The 3,000-foot Chic-Chocs are more than just fun to say: They're some of eastern Canada's highest mountains. Spot moose...

Holoholo Hawaii

The biggest of the Hawaiian islands—all 4,000-plus square miles of it—gets bigger all the time, thanks to Kilauea's regular spouts of volcanic activity. The ever-increasing real estate...

Revisionist History

"Damn! That was a bow shot! I knew I shoulda brought my bow." Jim Cummings, our guide, had locked eyes with a fat, antlered deer munching sagebrush on the river's edge. Armed only with a canoe...

The Haida Life

Even before the skiff left the harbor, I had one of those gnawing moments of self-doubt that eternally plague suburban parents. My daughter, Allie, who's nine, pulled on the adult...

Saddle Stories

SUNRISE IN TERRACE MEADOWS, in Wyoming's Teton Wilderness, and I sit up, wrapped in my sleeping bag, trying not to disturb my sister, Anne, as I listen to our horses grazing nearby. We turned...

A Riffle in Time

"I fell into a pit trap!" cried eight-year-old Ellen. Ten yards downriver were some broken sticks and a recently fallen-into hole in the sand, with footsteps leading back upstream. Ellen's...

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