The two-hour corridor from Asheville, North Carolina, to Bluff City, Tennessee, packs eight adventures into 60 miles
Two documentaries, 'Big Fur' and 'Stuffed,' set out to show that this sticky-fingered branch of natural history is full of beauty and wonder. Do they succeed? Our reviewer, who knows a lot more about the subject than he ought to, says yes.
With more than a hundred 11,000-foot peaks, five glaciers, and some 150 alpine lakes, Colorado's most popular park has served as an idyllic backdrop for some of our writer's bigger life moments: it's where he proposed to his wife, where his kids earned their first Junior Ranger badges, and where he said goodbye to someone special. While you'll be among 4.7 million visitors who visit every year, there's something personal to be found here.
Updated guidelines write a prescription for exercise that may be just as important as traditional cancer treatments for maintaining—and regaining—your health
Keep your fingers, shoulders, and back happy with these nine strength and mobility moves
From trails to post-ride tacos, the decorated Mountain Bike World Cup champ shares her favorite Northern California spots
Plus, how to make up for missing an important day
Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean
After an exhaustive search of the literature, researchers conclude that, well, it's complicated
Here's how to maintain stretch and minimize stench over time
For a book project about 16th-century polar explorer William Barents, Andrea Pitzer needed to reach the remote Arctic island where he and his men came to grief. She booked passage on an expeditionary boat out of Murmansk, then headed north on a trip marked by unforgettable scenery, unexpected loss, and wild magic that changed her life.
Simple, free ways to improve your experience next time
From far-flung mesas to rainy weather, our travel columnist managed to avoid the bustle at one of the Utah's most popular hiking destinations. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 15th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
One wildland firefighter interviews some of the trailblazers who came before her on the fires and shifts they’ll never forget and the policies they changed for the women who came after them
From pizza to ultramarathons, what's the best way to chill out?
There are myriad arguments for and against eating roadkill. Can they all be true at the same time?
What happens when your ski and river guiding partner isn't able to work during the pandemic?
Beat back summer-vacation boredom with these seven games for the family
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The climbing prodigy's book, 'How to Solve a Problem,' teaches youth how to approach seemingly impossible challenges
Two bold men, one reckless plan: to watch the sun go dark atop a huge snow-covered peak in South America. You won't believe what happened next.
Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail
It took 16 riders several weeks—and countless laps—to find the most comfortable, protective, and versatile lids for downhill, cross-country, and everything in between
Are social media and selfie culture killing the outdoors? Nah... but as a visit to some overshared spots reveals, they’re challenging our notions about whether there’s a right way to appreciate nature—and who gets to do it.
In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box
A decade after 'Born to Run' made them famous, anthropologists take another look
Sperm whales are extraordinarily intelligent animals with deep family traditions and the ability to communicate across oceans with sonic clicks. But when Rowan Jacobsen had a close encounter with one in the Caribbean, he saw a creature far stranger than he'd ever imagined.
Familiarity breeds magic
Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.
Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.
No matter your skill level or the type of adventure you're seeking, New England's two dominant mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Here's your guide to getting the most out of them.
We tested 9 places to enjoy the classic New England food and mapped out some nearby adventures, too
Islands are probably not what come to mind when you think of a trip to New England, but they should be. These spots are all accessible through ferries and tour operators and will show you a side of the Northeast that few think to explore.
There's way more to this area than just the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Non-thru-hikers, pack your bags.
John Ackerman has spent millions procuring a majority of the known caves in Minnesota, which add up to dozens of miles of underground passageways and likely make him the largest cave owner in the U.S. He collects and charts them in the name of preservation, but his controversial methods have created many opponents.
To figure out how your body will respond in hot conditions, consider your “physiological equivalent temperature”
Our writer has a man crush on a Utah cook-stove inventor named Steve Despain, and it’s easy to see why. Using creative design, smart marketing, and YouTube star turns, he’s brought glamour to the humblest little workhorse in the outdoors.
'Volksmarches' are popular walking events that involve tea stops, prizes, and a noncompetitive spirit
Nestled in Chattahoochee Hills southwest of Atlanta, the Serenbe community is designed to deliver everybody's favorite buzzword: wellness. You can't argue with the gourmet wine dinners, leafy walking trails, and goat yoga, but be aware that Paradise doesn't come cheap.
We asked professional photographers for the skills you can practice in your own neighborhood
As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.
You probably have more mixers on hand than you realize
Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.
Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe
These are the tools you need to get started
For Warren Doyle, who has thru-hiked the trail nine times, it comes down to mental—as much as physical—preparedness
These spooky tales will make you feel like you're out in the backwoods—almost