Nature

Pocket Predictors: A Guide to Weather Apps

BEST FOR: Rabid CustomizersAccuWeather, freeOur favorite of the big weather apps. Sync it with your phone’s calendar, or set it to tell you how the forecast...

In the Line of Wildfire

I ROLL OUT of my sleeping bag at 5 A.M., waking to the smell of dry grass and woodsmoke. I spent last night in the open, camped on rodeo grounds in the tiny...

My Son and the Bear

It was just coming light on an early spring morning when my ten-year-old son James and I set out to find

Turning the Outdoors Into a Playground

July in Idaho, and my eight-year-old twin sons and I are sleeping in a yurt in the middle of Boise National Forest. We are—I’m guessing—100 miles...

How to Raise an Outside Kid

Experiencing the great outdoors with your family can be endlessly rewarding: time slows down, discoveries are made, everyone leaves with a sense of well-being. Or you take your kid sailing and...

Death on a Rope Swing

Last February, 29-year-old filmmaker Devin Graham recruited 12 friends and headed to the 105-foot Corona Arch outside Moab, Utah....

Clark Little's Shorebreak Art

Photographer Clark Little’s career broke open all of a sudden, just like one of the thick waves that rises up against...

Love and Madness in the Jungle

THE CITY of San José, Costa Rica, is a sprawling gray mess that doubles as the sex-tourism capital of Latin America. Thanks to legalized prostitution, parts of downtown look...

Backpacking After Bear

Alaska is grizzly country. Bears wander through neighborhoods, raiding...

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