Nature

The Plan

How exactly do you go about getting 80 people, 14 boats, and several thousand pounds of equipment from one end of the deepest river canyon in the world to the other? You view it like a king...

The River

On February 4, a team comprising explorers and kayakers from seven nations began a planned two-month-long expedition through the Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet. Their goal is to chart some...

Liquid Thunder

It was so quiet. The only sound was the wind, rippling and snapping the prayer flags that ran down the riverbank, freezing the paddlers' hands as they zipped into drysuits. It came...

Into the Tsangpo Gorge

Liquid ThunderThe complete Outside feature story on the historic first descent of Tibet's...

The Team

Close to a hundred people will join forces on the ground and water to make the descent of the Tsangpo possible. Expedition members will represent seven countries, and hail from as far away as...

North Cascades National Park

Acres: 684,302 Contact: 360-856-5700 THE NORTH CASCADES LOOK A LOT LIKE the Alps, with razorback peaks, alpine meadows, and plenty of glaciers. But the similarities to Europe...

Yellowstone National Park

Acres: 2,219,791 Contact: 307-344-7381COVERING 137 SQUARE MILES and perched above 7,700 feet, Yellowstone Lake is a formidable barrier between the tourist circus on the lake's...

Dry Run on the River of Sorrows

Wind gusts swept over the government-regulation picnic tables and, from inside a distant outhouse, something rattled. A sign optimistically announcing "Rules for River Runners" flexed in the...

This Stash Is Your Stash

There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell...

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