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Penn State Axed Its Outdoor Club. What Happened?

Last month, the university banned the Outing Club on the grounds that activities like backpacking and canoeing were too risky. But the students aren't about to disband without a fight.

Gloria Liu
May 14, 2018

Meet the Appalachian Trail's Most Generous Trail Angel

Jim Tabor began stashing hand-carved spoons along the AT six years ago as souvenirs for through-hikers. His creations have come to symbolize the generosity of the tight-knit trail community.

Jonathan Olivier
Apr 27, 2017

Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Twenty-five years ago, a grisly double homicide on America’s most famous hiking route shocked the nation and forever changed our ideas about crime, violence, and safety in the outdoors

Earl Swift
Sep 2, 2015

12 Hammock-Lovers’ Hideaways

From $6-a-night secrets to splurge-worthy resorts (and a few free urban oases), here’s where to escape the grind in a hammock.

Ann Abel
Jun 8, 2015

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.

Tim Neville and Stephanie Pearson
Mar 11, 2015