Outside magazine, June 1999
The Here-Comes-Summer Fever
White-line liberation awaits, linking the oceans to the mountains, the streams to the trails, and you to the adventure you seek. So pack the car, fill 'er up—and be sure to save enough time for the World's Biggest Tortilla and a
- Mississippi: My Delta, Myself
Way down south in the land of cotton, where the horizon is wide and the Bug Muddy is boss.
By Ellen Gilchrist
Utah: A Little Good, Clean Lust
And there appeared out of the redrock desert a golden-tressed apparation. (Cue Mormon Tabernacle Choir.)
By Mike Steere
- Maine: Wave Good-bye to the Fiberglass Moose
In search of the real Maine, the tough Maine, the land of eight-track tapes and Stephen King scenarios.
By Peter Nelson
- Montana: The Dry Run
Brace yourself for Swan Valley with a pair of aces and a huckleberry shake.
By Bill Vaughn
New York: Birch Bark in Excelsis!
Summer in the Adirondacks means Kodachrome picnics, vintage mountains, and bears on the lam.
By Jo Ann Beard
- Florida: I Brake for Spelunkers
When the lazy river calls, the only question is, Sink or swim?
By Bucky McMahon
Oregon: Borne-Back Blues
Along the Columbia River Gorge, a haunted road revisited.
By Timothy Egan
Indiana: Honk if You're Irrational
In which two lunatics set off in pursuit of a few good place names, notably Floyd's Knobs. (Hint: Ask to "see them.")
By Marshall Sella
PLUS: On-the-fly mechanics, roadside weirdness, and traveling tunes form Michael Stipe, Wilco, and more.