Stephanie Gregory

Into the Flow Zone

Go overboard this summer on 32 of North America's wildest waterways

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Poisonous Snakes

Do the Most Poisonous Snakes Have Mouths Too Small to Bite Us?

The Wild File

Q: How do woodpeckers avoid brain damage after hitting their heads against trees all day? —Jan Nessett, Somers, Montana A: "The bottom line," says Walter Bock, a Columbia University professor...

Red Hot Chile

The skinny on rough-hewn adventure in the long, tall land that has it all: from deserts and salt beds to glaciers and geysers

Custom-Fit Camping

Sometimes you feel like Thoreau. Sometimes you don't. Sometimes you go gourmet. Sometimes you eat gorp. Whichever way you tend, be it spartan of luxe, long-haul or short, we've done your scouting for...

Wish You Were Here

A much-traveled novelist and adventurer issues a challenge to seek out the wildest places imaginable.

Trip-Finder Africa

From trekking across a lava desert in Iceland to climbing the snow-capped Cordillera Blanca, we've got the scoop on the 102 finest outfitted adventures available. (Africa)

The Big Wide Empty

Way, way out in the land of powder, the cornices are steeper, the trails go deeper, and the crowds are nonexistent. Where is this mythical kingdom, you ask? Right here in North America.