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Like the Appalachian Trail, But with More Stoplights

Like the Appalachian Trail, But with More Stoplights

An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.

Saving BASE Jumping’s Most Famous Party

Saving BASE Jumping’s Most Famous Party

Since about 1977, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge has been the site of Bridge Day, an iconic BASE jumping party that’s seen some rough years lately. Will this most storied of adrenaline-junkie events survive?

It’s Like the NFL. But with Horses and a Headless Calf.

It’s Like the NFL. But with Horses and a Headless Calf.

In buzkashi, Afghanistan’s violent and ancient national pastime, riders battle for control of an animal corpse that they carry toward a goal. Sixteen years after the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, the sport is dominated by rival warlords who will do anything to maintain power in a turbulent country that once again is up for grabs.

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