F E A T U R E S
YOUR OFFICIAL NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE PASS
Fifty-five parks, 70 all-new experiences, and nothing but long summer days ahead. Here's how to climb, kayak, hike, fly-fish, sail, mountain bike, or just wander far from the madding crowds in every national park in the United States. You've got 61 million acres of wilderness heaven at your disposal. What are you waiting for?
Singing to the Grizzlies
...And getting hooked on the purple mountain majesty of it all.
By William Kittredge
Dive shipwrecks at Isle Royale. Sea kayak Acadia. Run with wolves in Yellowstone. Creek-hop the Smokies. We pick 12 of the park system's crown jewels and let you in on the wildest ways to explore their hidden corners.
By Mike Grudowski
The Best of the Rest
Start in Arches, then move on to the B's (Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne). Forty-three parks later, you'll be at ease in Zion.
By Jennifer Villeneuve
And our new national park is...
By Brian Alexander
INCIDENT IN A NOWHERE PLACE
Once, they were called pirates, brigands, highwaymen. Today, no matter what name you give them, they're the bane of adventure travel in the world's remote places. When Sir Peter Blake—legendary Kiwi sailor and America's Cup winner—was brutally slain while defending his boat near the mouth of the Amazon River last December, an ancient dilemma took on a new urgency. In a confrontation with terror, do you simply try to survive—or do you fight? By Peter Nichols
25th ANNIVERSARY FITNESS SPECIAL
THE SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
Can't smoke your friends on the steeps (or up the trail, or down the singletrack) like you used to? Take heart, champ, and get ready to maximize the endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and power you never knew you had. We call it The Shape of Your Life—and five months from now, we expect you to be in it. By Paul Scott