Frederick Reimers

Learn Your Knots

If someone asks you to tie up their boat, horse, or a rescue rope to a tree, you can luck into a solution.

Beach Hop Brazil

The northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia boasts 685 miles of coastline and is the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Climb Kilimanjaro and See the Big Five

There’s an urgency to climbing Kilimanjaro—the famous “tropical ice” that covers the 19,341-foot Tanzanian peak has melted to 15 percent of its 1912 size.

Canoe the Boundary Waters

Practice that fancy new J-stroke in Minnesota’s 1.1 million acre Boundary Waters National Park.

Bike a 24-hour Race

Except for the few whackos who enter 24-hour races solo, the events are fraught with camaraderie.

Learn the J-stroke

Switching sides every other stroke is an incredibly inefficient way to make a canoe go straight.

Stay Alive in Avalanche Country

The American Avalanche Institute’s three-day Level 1 Avalanche course teaches students to mind the red flags.

Catch a Trout on a Homemade Fly

From May through October, Heron combines fly tying classes with guided fishing on the rivers near Lake Tahoe.

Go Razor Clamming

The three-to-five-inch long Razor Clam is abundant at the tide line on beaches from Alaska to Oregon.

Surf Costa Rica

Costa Rican surf is hardly a secret, which is why Surf Simply’s new camp in Nosara, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula is your best bet for empty lineups.