The Quick Fix
Escape urban gridlock in West Virginia, where country roads and mountain mamas are only a fraction of the attraction
Back in the Crosshairs
The gray wolf may lose federal protection. Will killing it become the law of the land?
Amy Bechtel was there, and then she simply wasn't
Eric Rudolph Slept Here
The most wanted man in America survived five years in the North Carolina woods, eating salamanders, sleeping on the cold ground, and stalking deer. Or so he says. Spend a night in his secret mountain hideaway and you get the feeling there's more to this story.
A rude guide to Manhattan's new island-lapping bike loop
Lava Sledding Erupts Again
A modern speed demon breathes new life into an ancient Hawaiian sport
Outside University: The Top 40
Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.
Good Old Boy Gone Good
He grew up poaching alligators, he sells Cadillacs, and his friends run oil companies. But saving the bayous of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin is Harold Schoeffler's number-one deal.
Everybody loves the Klamath. Everybody wants a piece of it. And they're willing to go to war to get it. Editor's Note/Correction
The Underwater States of America
Immerse yourself in these eight close-to-home dive sites, where the water's world-class and your tent's just a splash away
Why jet to exotic reefs when home waters boast spectacularly diverse diving?
Our Favorite Swimming Holes
Going Places: Adventure Adviser
Sea kayaking along the Eastern Seaboard