Outside Traveler 2004

F E A T U R E S



NATIONAL PARKS 2004

DOUBLE PARK IT


Increase your fun exponentially by combining a national park trip with a visit to a nearby state park or national forest.
BY MIKE GRUDOWSKI AND AMY MARR



MAINE: Acadia National Park + Cutler Coast Public Reserve Land
UTAH: Canyonlands National Park + Goblin Valley State Park
MICHIGAN/MINNESOTA: Isle Royale National Park + Superior National Forest
TENNESSEE/NORTH CAROLINA: Great Smoky Mountains National Park + Nantahala National Forest
COLORADO: Rocky Mountain National Park + Routt National Forest
WASHINGTON: Olympic National Park + Ross Lake National Recreation Area
CALIFORNIA: Yosemite National Park + Stanislaus National Forest
PLUS: The country’s five best NATIONAL MONUMENTS




¡iVIVA NICARAGUA!


Central America’s largest country has the elements of an adventure paradise: Pacific surf breaks, Caribbean isles—and all those volcanoes in between.
By Kent Black



THE BOUNTY UP NORTH


Catch our 20 favorite destinations in the wilds of Canada, from exploring British Columbia’s Stikine River to gawking at the grandeur of Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park.



MILES OF ISLES


What’s the best way to see the Maldives, a nation of 1,190 islands? A pleasure cruise on a luxurious dive catamaran.
By Karen Karbo


SPECIAL FAMILY GUIDE: TAKE THE KIDS
GO WITH THE H20

There’s water, water everywhere on these three splashy summer adventures:
GO NATIVE IN ALASKA
,
RAFT A UTAH CANYON
, and
ISLAND-HOP IN WASHINGTON’S SAN JUANS
.


D E P A R T M E N T S



BULLETINS

Perfect
ORGANIC VACATIONS AT FOUR FANTASY FARMS
;
FIVE CLASSIC SUMMER TRIPS
—how to do them just right;
YOLO COUNTY
, San Francisco’s great new escape;
HOW TO SHIP YOUR GEAR HASSLE-FREE
;
BOSTON HARBOR’S NEW PLAYGROUND
;
AUSTRALIA’S NEW TRAIN
;
THE FLORIDA KEYS’ DIVING PLATFORM
; and
COSTA RICA’S NEW RAFTING RIVER
.



THE ADVENTURE ADVISER


Expert vacation tips.
By Tim Neville



WALES ON WHEELS


Meet the best mountain-biking destination you’ve never heard about.
By Beth Loffreda



SADDLE STORIES


Wyoming’s rugged Absarokas become invitingly easy when you travel by horse.
By Elizabeth Hightower



IN SEARCH OF EL DORADO



Argentina’s undiscovered Iberá wetlands are just the place for all pursuits pescado.
By Steven Rinella



REVISIONIST HISTORY


Follow the trail of Lewis and Clark on the scenic Upper Missouri.
By John Fox



TOP TEN HIDEAWAYS


Lose yourself at our favorite adventure lodges, in North America and beyond.



LOG CASTLES


These idyllic cabins beat camping by a long shot.
By Christopher Solomon



TAKE THE YELLOW JERSEY TOUR


Show Lance how it’s done: Make this your summer to ride a legendary stage of the world’s greatest cycling race.
By Andrew Taber




HOLOHOLO HAWAII



Hit more surf than pavement on this Big Island pleasure drive.
By Bonnie Tsui


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