I thought I’d found my calling guiding clients in mountains around the world. I sought out the highs of an adventurous life, but I wasn’t at all prepared for the dark side.

Hiking and living in a vibrant city are no longer mutually exclusive. From Los Angeles to Atlanta, you don’t have to leave the city to get dirty on these nearby trails.

Dave Graham started getting messages from the crystals he was hunting. What did it mean?

In less than 800 miles, the Arizona Trail offers a steady string of stunning landscapes, uncanny animals, and changing circumstances. If your time is limited, it’s the national scenic trail to try.

Richard Carr was halfway across the Pacific, alone on a yacht, when he began sending frantic alerts that he was being kidnapped by pirates

“As the world warms, the United States warms more,” reads the latest National Climate Assessment

Two agencies will investigate bringing grizzlies back to the Pacific Northwest

Outdoor brands are staking their sustainability cred on down, wool, and synthetic insulations. Are their claims accurate?

Tips from a used-gear professional on how to buy a solid setup

The off-road pro completed the 55-mile route—which has 8,000 feet of climbing—in 5:50:38

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The collection will appear in Bangkok, Daegu, Milan, Skövde, Tokyo, and New York City

These top running poles will make your trail adventures safer, easier and more enjoyable

Officials have canceled seven of eight World Cup events due to warm temperatures, bad conditions, and a lack of snow

When professional skier Rian Zetzer got the opportunity to stunt-double for Lindsay Lohan in a new Netflix movie, she jumped at the opportunity

Broadly labeling a certain cuisine as “unhealthy” is not only wrong—it’s also harmful

From binoculars to artisan robes, we put together the ultimate 62 gift ideas so you can spend less time browsing and more time getting outside with your loved ones this season

Help your loved ones brave the cold with these adventure-ready picks

Long travel days are no match for these stylish, convenient accessories

In a pre-trial hearing, a Texas judge struck down her attorney’s attempt to toss evidence gathered by police

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We tapped an industry professional to find out

A New Mexico jury acquitted Cummings for the 2020 killing of 47-year-old Guillermo Arriola

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These unsuspecting riders got a taste of trailhead tailgating with no drawbacks (and loved it)

Whether you’re taking the holiday meal outdoors or need some recipe inspiration, we’ve got your Thanksgiving hosting needs covered

A simple sequence of stretches that all but ensure a proper night’s rest

Tipping is part of life, but it often feels confusing and stressful. Whether you’re on a river trip, a safari, or taking a ski lesson, we asked all the hard questions to provide these guidelines on how much to give—and how to do it right.

When Harrington and Nelson met on an Everest expedition, they formed a bond that carried them through some of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of their lives, including dangerous expeditions, big romances, and motherhood

Make your loved ones’ lives easier with these cutting-edge products

Let’s all get mad about where our cables go in our pedal bikes

Colleges across the U.S. are now offering degrees in subjects like gear innovation, guiding, and outdoor-business management. Here’s where to find them.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a survival story—but instead of one human versus a wild animal or a snowy peak, it's all of us against one tiny virus.

Baking your desserts and breads outdoors is not as intimidating as it sounds

Officials in the Dutch province of Gelderland say the area’s wolves are getting too comfortable around humans

We asked a chef to test an array of vegan cheeses. Here are his favorites.

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The key to staying energized? Eating and hydrating.

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These festive drinks are fit for every occasion this holiday season

During the phenomenon of polar night, parts of the Arctic don’t see the sun for weeks or months at a time. The darkness drives some people insane, but for others, it opens a gateway into wonder and peace.

Columnist Eben Weiss wonders if bike advocates are too focused on vehicle size, when it’s the actions of the driver that are most important

In a post-pandemic world, workers are demanding remote flexibility, more time off, and generous health benefits. These are the companies meeting that bar and more, while encouraging their employees to live an active lifestyle and allowing them to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

As frequent national-park visitors know, the Park Service offers coveted passport stamps, maps, and badges. Here’s how to get them.

After becoming paralyzed from the chest down, the mountain athlete found an unlikely ally in recovery: psychedelics

The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes

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This winter-sport accessories brand’s innovations stem from deep ties to the outdoor community

Baking this galette on the grill gives it a natural smoky flavor that’s perfect for fall

Ten of the world’s best amateur riders battle it out for a pro contract from Orbea Bikes and a $30,000 prize purse

New research explores the differences between active and inactive twins, and why such pairs are so rare

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Brody Leven's layering hacks might change how you pack for winter adventures

Our favorite season is changing in ways good and bad. Here are the forecasts for mountain towns, ski bums, and everyone else.

The ultimate standalone jacket for campfire hangs, cabin lounging, and cold-weather road trips

The running-shoe hype train was high in New York City with a few fast yet-to-be-released shoes in the men’s and women’s elite fields

Plus, a recipe for a warming soup to carry along with you

This flavorful and healthy vegetarian soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days

The Sonoran desert toad is under threat from hunters who seek their toxic secretions

We interviewed Steve Fliser, the new CEO of the X Games, about his vision for the annual summer and winter extreme sports competitions

California’s Suprême Jumbo Love is the only 5.15c route to be completed in the U.S.

A longtime cycling advocate offers advice on how to assist your local off-road stewardship program

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Brooks Laich and Chris Davenport took on an off-roading competition together, and here's how it went

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The sneaker industry has a role to play in climate change. New Balance is trying to reduce its climate impact with a holistic program.

Get a front-row seat to epic views and adventure by staying at a national-park lodge. From Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel to Shenandoah’s Big Meadows Lodge, these are our favorites.

In New York City, Sharon Lokedi (KEN) proved it’s possible to win a marathon in your first try. Chebet (KEN) brings home a double for 2022.

The Ultra’s battery life doesn’t measure up to that of other top-end adventure watches, but it still has plenty to offer

Kurt Steiner has dedicated his life to skipping stones, developing a technique to produce throws that defy the laws of physics

Marathons don’t happen by themselves; they require months of planning and an expertise in engineering and crowd science. That’s doubly true for the world’s largest race.

Previously available only to staff who worked a minimum of 20 hours per week, the co-op’s medical benefits will now be extended to everyone

Here are the shorts and features screening at annual celebration of outdoor books and movies that we think should be on your radar

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The Land Rover Trophy off-roading competition invites drivers to join a storied 4x4 legacy

Don’t be intimidated by this bird within a bird: it’s usually made in a 196-square-foot galley kitchen, meaning that your home’s kitchen is probably up to the task

According to a new Unesco report, glaciers in Yosemite National Park and other World Heritage sites are very likely to melt away by 2050

Replacing lost salt is a pillar of sports nutrition, but new research suggests more isn’t always better

These made-from-scratch vegan bratwurst sausages may be better than the all-meat variety

Columnist Maggie Slepian explains why expertise in the outdoors does not make you immune from mistakes

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In today’s advertising, fragmentation is often the name of the game. Here's how to avoid the pitfall.

An ultra trail runner and a big-mountain skier find a new home on the bike, which helped them heal mentally and physically

The new Evo Membership earns customers discounts on gear and adventure travel

Alleviate stress and free up space by using your grill as a second oven this holiday season