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Hiking remains a rare modern opportunity to be stunned by the unknown. Don’t spoil it by obsessing over a bunch of YouTube videos.

It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.

From Maine to Alaska, we’ve done all the research for you to camp in style while visiting America’s best idea this summer

Heather “Anish” Anderson has now chronicled her record-breaking thru-hikes in two books. The ways she documents the details may surprise you—and help you do the same.

A wild place—and an American ideal—are heading for destruction. We can stop it now.

From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy

The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places

Start by figuring out the kinds of experiences you want to have, not where you want to go

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

“For me, the climbing community was not a barrier to coming out. That community is what made it possible.”

Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.

With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike

Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two sides to the Zoom-town story.

Two new books, ‘Under the Sky We Make’ and ‘Overheated,’ lay out a plan to overcome our cynicism and anxiety and realize a sustainable, carbon-free future

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you

Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season

Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park is an undiscovered hiker’s dream, and it’s the 31st stop on our 62 Parks Traveler’s quest to visit every park in the U.S.

With funding from the federal government, Zion and other parks are swapping in electric shuttle buses and adding charging stations for visitors’ electric vehicles, putting the park system on the cutting edge of green technology

Vast mountains, majestic waterfalls, and a hungry bear are some of what our 62 Parks traveler encountered at her 30th park on her quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Chloé Zhao’s new film follows a baby boomer who moves into her van after the Great Recession

A surfer takes solace in the dark before the dawn

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Don't let cold weather stop you from exploring. These eight trails in some of our favorite national parks may be even better in the winter.

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

Ken Layne left an influential career in digital media to create 'Desert Oracle,' a cult-favorite radio show and print periodical based in Joshua Tree that explores everything from the political to the paranormal. Now it's being released as a book.

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

Every mountaineer knows that getting to the summit isn't a requirement, but it sure is sweet if you do

We explore the pros and cons of two relatively affordable options

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

A new documentary from director Ron Howard looks at what happened after California's deadliest wildfire

Do-it-all technical denim to look good and ride better

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place and be COVID safe. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

After years of effort, the 34-year-old climber motored up El Cap's Golden Gate route and now joins the ranks of Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Lynn Hill

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