North America


Winter run steelhead in Tofino

Looking for waves north of San Francisco

Perfect light on the Alseseca River

Terlingua, Texas, is a magnet for drifters, dropouts, and raft guides—but not murderers. So when a popular bar owner turned up dead after a night of hard drinking, the tiny town found itself facing some very tough questions.

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An Introduction to Fly-Fishing for Brown Trout in Colorado by Will Rice

The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and flame-colored walls. The only catch? Doing it right involves days of trekking and rafting through some of the planet’s toughest, most bear-heavy terrain.

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Piecing together the puzzle in Ascension Bay, MexicoBy Will Rice

Visiting the City of Angels and in desperate need of exercise? Here’s our guide to getting outside.

Brought to you by the authors of "101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die"

Skiing in the middle of the season can mean long waits at the lifts and jam-packed hotels. Here’s how to avoid both.

Our picks for the resort town cuisine in four destinations.

Eight amazing lodge trips for those craving comfort and instant access

I am not sure which I remember better: the deafening noise or the tranquil silence.

Every year, scores of Into the Wild fans tackle a dangerous river crossing to visit the last home of Alaska's most famous adventure casualty. Why are so many people willing to risk injury, and even death, to pay homage to a controversial ascetic who perished so young?

7 breathtaking trips that will leave you fit

Who needs muesli and mulled wine? The U.S. hut scene is gaining ground. These DIY trips put you in the best of the backcountry.

Into The Bus: An intimate tour of the Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142, where the late Chris McCandless was discovered

Welcome to Telluride, the best little stoner town in America

With the economy on the uptick and early snowfall stoking demand, Dan Sherman, spokesman for ski-centric travel agent, says you can’t count on resorts dropping prices mid-season. You should book early and online. Here are a few deals to get you started.

Which resorts have the best ski tutorials?

Fire the babysitter. This time you're bringing the whole family.

Corporations aren't all bad when it comes to skiing

Your favorite slopes—bigger, better, and ready for winter

The best places to find deep conditions this winter

The best places for uphill and in-bounds skiing

Where to go off the beaten path this winter

For the skier who likes to shop locally

Three proven formulas for a different kind of Turkey Day

Conquer the canyon with this handy guide

These are the best places to live in America.

Explore the continent's most awe-inspiring place on a bold road trip across the last frontier.

Want to get your children hooked on the active life? In these five family-friendly towns, adventure is right outside the front door.

On the 40th anniversary of the much-loved 4-day bluegrass bacchanalia, veteran pickers take a look back on how it all came to be

Your perfect summer vacation may be just around the corner.

And we mean "trips" in the literal sense. Our contributors share their most-loved, go-to spots across the U.S.

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Soaring and sailing with the Wolf Pack in the new Hyundai Santa Fe

Trips and activities to keep you outside during the mucky months

In 1966, a group of gravediggers in West Virginia reported seeing a flying humanoid figure with glowing red eyes. A year later, a nearby bridge collapsed, killing 46 people. Coincidence? Probably, but who knows.

Travel to these destinations for tons of open space—and it's all yours

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

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Rock Hopping and Wrangling with the Wolf Pack in the New Hyundai Santa Fe

Katie Heaney fell off a horse. Years later, she got back on. You can decide whether or not this works as a metaphor for something else.

It's 13 miles from the top of Broadway to the bottom. Oh, and if you're wondering, it's definitely possible to get lost along the way.

Katie Heaney tries to figure out the difference between "shriveled dead thing" and chupacabra

Most people, you know, put on a pair of shoes in order to start running. Chris Hawson, though, needed to take his off.

In 1900, Chicagoans remade their city’s namesake river. Then they let it go to hell.

Jason Diamond talks with Michael Kiser, the founder of a site that, well, hunts for good beer

Avalo York once ruled the Central Park bike loop. He's still there, almost every weekday, but he's been done with racing for a long time.

Katie Heaney goes looking for the dead in Minnesota's (possibly haunted) St. James Hotel

Eric Nusbaum went to a bullfight in Mexico City, and, among other things, he realized Ernest Hemingway was totally wrong

Last year, Patrick Halloran finished last in the Empire State Building Run-Up. This year, he's coming back, and he's going to kick your ass.

Bill Ulfelder, the New York director of The Nature Conservancy, sees 14,000 acres of rooftops in his city that could be used for everything from generating electricity to restoring nature

Midwest ski resorts get a bad rap for too much camo and not enough snow. These four prove the stereotypes wrong.

Meet the man who runs 30 miles a day and eats nothing but fruit

Katie Heaney recounts the history of the most famous Midwestern Yeti

A proposal to link seven mountains and 17,000 acres in one European-style network in Utah’s Wasatch Range has created a lot of controversy. While Ski Utah’s president, Nathan Rafferty, is a big proponent (read his take here), P

A proposal to link seven mountains and 17,000 acres in one European-style network in Utah’s Wasatch Range has created a lot of controversy. While Peter Metcalf, the CEO of Black Diamond Inc., thinks it’s a terrible idea (rea

Noah Davis swam and biked and ran—all without ever leaving home

In a place built on selective ignorance, a storm forced everyone to stop and think

With the help of a handful of dedicated volunteers, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has been holding events for disabled hunters for 40 years. Mark D'Antonio, who has been paralyzed since an on-the-job accident in 2000, is already getting ready for next year's hunt.

Outside senior editor Abe Streep joins Team Rubicon USA, a volunteer group of former active military personnel who deploy at a moment's notice to disaster zones, during recovery efforts following a fire that swept through Belle Harbor, Queens, on the night Hurricane Sandy hit

Utah resort managers are working to link seven mountains and 17,000 acres in one European-style network. Here's what it would look like.

Three months after protesting the clear-cutting of forest and the use of sewage-effluent snow, Klee Benally and three other activists suddenly face half a year in prison. Leslie MacMillan tries to figure out why.

It snowed in the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving, and Katie Heaney went to a dog park

The Southeastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Society is committed to the quest for Bigfoot. But instead of finding the mythical beast, they might’ve stumbled onto something else entirely.

My parents ignored the dire warnings about Hurricane Sandy and didn't evacuate. By the time they called for rescue, it was too late.

Waves for Water founder Jon Rose has been on the East Coast since Hurricane Sandy struck, cutting through red tape and providing disaster relief alongside a groundswell of surfers

Along for the ride with the homesteaders of the Discovery Channel's Alaska: The Last Frontier

While it may not appear that way, Noah Davis thinks that Manhattan and ultramarathons might just be made for each other

Leslie MacMillan investigates the questionable destruction of a Crow Indian religious site in Montana

International humanitarian-aid group Doctors Without Borders, best known for conducting emergency health care interventions in war-torn countries, set up a makeshift clinic for Hurricane Sandy victims in one of New York’s worst-hit communities to fill in the gaps in the government’s response. Matthew Power joined volunteer physicians for a day in the field duri

We spent months scoring and ranking dozens of resorts from California to Maine, British Columbia to Quebec, to come up with this, your cheat sheet for figuring out which mountains are right for you this snow season. We don't expect you to agree with all of our decisions, but we do think you'll be able to find something for everyone in our final list.

Outside's East Coast editor takes a walking tour of Freeport, Long Island, with Steven Townsend, lifelong fisherman and Long Island native, after Hurricane Sandy

What's it like to watch the Storm of the Century hit your home from 2,000 miles away?

After wandering to a bar in Sandy's aftermath, Jason Diamond was reminded of the best parts about living in New York

With Manhattan slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, Outside’s East Coast editor joins the leader of Long Island Search and Rescue for a tour of places the cops haven't made it to yet, where looters prey on homes in communities that will take years to rebuild