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The 10 Best Summer Festivals

Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends

Stephanie Pearson
Jun 4, 2012

Tommy Caldwell and the Psychedelic First

Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.

Matt Samet
Dec 18, 2008

Feel the Heat

Three months of pure freedom. You're loving it—and we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.

Daniel Duane, H. Thayer Walker, Bill Vaughn, Amy Marr, Granville Greene, Sally Schumaier, Grant Davis, Catharine Livingston, Rory Evans, Eric Hansen, Randy Wayne White, and Grayson Schaffer
Jun 1, 2005

Double Park It

Combine your next visit to a national park with a bonus raid on a great state park or national forest—and get twice the escape

Amy Marr, Mike Grudowski, and Mike Steere
Apr 29, 2004

Off the Beaten Park

Big Fun in 17 National Parks

Kimberly Brown Seely, Lisa Twyman Bessone, W. Hodding Carter, Seth Masia, Joe Yogerst, Sam Moulton, and Harriot Manley
Jun 1, 2003