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On Labor Day weekend 2019, the 'Conception' left Santa Barbara, California, for a diving trip to the Channel Islands. Six months later, authorities are still trying to determine how what should have been a routine excursion became one of the deadliest maritime disasters in U.S. history.

Most airlines have a policy for handling such matters. Here's how to avoid the same fate.

We took a peek inside their packs and had a nutritionist grade their choices

You can't technically finish the AT without a ride in Greg Caruso's canoe

After becoming the first African American male to complete the triple crown of thru-hiking, Robinson is sharing his own experience to encourage more people to get outdoors

America's parks are confronting the past in an effort to create more inclusive wilderness spaces

No, not all dogs love having a new companion in the house, and yes, it is possible for pets to have panic attacks. Here's how to grow your pack smoothly.

He's the legs, and she's the eyes. Together they're bagging peaks and working to make the outdoors more widely accessible.

For the trail's most venerable volunteer group, retirement means hauling heavy equipment and sleeping outside for days on end

Mary Davison didn't catch the thru-hiking bug until she was 60. Since then, she's completed the Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest trails, and is now adding the 6,800-mile American Discovery Trail to her list.

The low-budget jaunt has an encouraging message for anyone intimidated by getting outdoors

Celebrate the national trails holiday this Saturday by volunteering at one of these events

The 17-year Army vet was stabbed to death when he and another hiker were attacked on a section of the Appalachian Trial last weekend. The trail had been his path to recovery from PTSD.

After one hiker was killed and another wounded after a weekend attack on the AT, many are asking why something wasn't done about James Jordan sooner

The sweeping John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act could mean great things for our national trail system, but it may take a while

Get outside for a night (or two) with this roundup of backpacking must-dos

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

Setting an FKT is already badass. But what these Fastest Known Time award winners pulled off on the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail is downright awe-inspiring.

The residents of Atlantic City, Wyoming, are just fine being off the grid. But Continental Divide Trail thru-hikers are revitalizing the town in surprising ways.

A new movie follows two lost souls on the Appalachian Trail

The bodies of Garret Bonkowski and Jessica Bartz were discovered on October 1 on a South Rim trail. How they died remains a mystery, and their families want answers.

Karel Sabbe set a new record of 41 days, 7 hours, and 39 minutes. And he did it without much money or fanfare, proving that you just gotta run like hell.

Up at 4 a.m., then run the equivalent of two marathons before dusk. Now repeat that for 45 days.

The reality show features the eccentric son of a controversial wreck diver as he follows an astronaut's clues to salvage treasure in an increasingly murky ethical landscape

Reporter Kathryn Miles and photographer Ian Tuttle caught up with some of the people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year and asked them why they're hiking

Decades of political infighting have stymied construction of the North Country Trail, which, if finished, would run for 4,600 miles. Now it looks like Congress may finally be ready to get its act together.

The fight to keep a 300-mile pipeline out of Jefferson National Forest is heating up. The Forest Service has cut off all food and water supplies to the protesters, and supporters are becoming desperate to help.

With no official governing body, it’s up to athletes to prove their fastest-known-time claims. But as the stakes increase, substantiating these feats has become more complex than ever. For those who still intend to pursue an FKT, though, these guidelines will help.

And the potentially catastrophic injuries he suffered make the time even more impressive

Another controversial speed attempt on the country's most popular trail points to the need for a better system for verifying hikers' times

Sammy Hartley skis, climbs, bikes, and backpacks—and just spent five days hiking rim to rim

Part Burning Man, part Camino de Santiago, part Fringe Festival thrown in for good measure, Trail Days is 72 hours of hiking mayhem.

Facing a failed marriage and an underwhelming job, Tonya Holt decided to sell her belongings, cancel her apartment lease, and set out on a six-month wilderness backpacking trip. Who she’ll be when she finishes, she isn’t sure.

How could someone (or many someones) steal a single multi-ton ship—let alone three or four—without leaving a trace?

This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that 3,400 individuals will attempt a thru-hike, making it one of the busiest years in the trail’s history. We met up with a few of these hopefuls as they set out.

An unknown hiker from Atlanta claims to have broken the Appalachian speed record. The question is: Can she prove it?

The shoestring-budget comedy is hipster fun in the backcountry, but sometimes takes the easy path

Heather Anderson just crushed the record for the fastest known unsupported Appalachian Trail thru-hike. That makes her the biggest badass you’ve never heard of.

Overcrowding on the country’s most popular thru-hiking destination may come to a head, as the route’s managers contemplate imposing a hiker limit

The 41-year-old ultra runner is falling behind on his attempt at a fastest known time. These next three days mean everything.

The 5 best ways to paddle, eat, and sail your way through "Vacationland" this summer

A year and a half after the famous ship went down during Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard releases its official report into the sinking of the tall ship Bounty.

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