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
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
ISLAND-HOP IN WASHINGTON’S SAN JUANS
D E P A R T M E N T S
ORGANIC VACATIONS AT FOUR FANTASY FARMS
FIVE CLASSIC SUMMER TRIPS
—how to do them just right;
, 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
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
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
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.
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
Hit more surf than pavement on this Big Island pleasure drive.
By Bonnie Tsui