In seasons with little snow, people make fewer trips to the mountains, which has a huge impact on local economies

Remote, empty spots to pitch your tent in peace this summer

See a cool new place and learn a tip or two from the pros along the way

A new poll of eight Western states reveals that most people are actually on the same page about public lands, renewable energy, and the importance of outdoor recreation

One acre inside Grand Teton National Park is for sale for $5 million. Its future says a lot about our national parks, Jackson Hole, and the tension between preserving history and budding tourism.

There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues

Why wait in lift lines when you can ski empty slopes at these hidden gems?

Sure, it's early season, but book these mid- and late-winter vacations now and you'll save big

He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.

What two longtime BFFs won't do to make more memories, courtesy of their Frankenstein bikes and Rebecca Rusch's epic, painful, 100-mile Idaho adventure ride

You may be in the middle of the wilderness, but a local IPA isn’t that far away

Pack the cooler. From surfing in Rhode Island to fishing the newly reborn Elwha River in the Northwest, these are the season’s quintessential weekend escapes.

The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried.

Idaho is the first Western state to take some action on dangerous cyanide traps, but it's not enough

America will soon be treated to its first total solar eclipse in decades. Here's where to see it.

In the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, four guides on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River explore the tributaries of this mighty river.

Enter the wild mustangs. For more than a decade, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has worked with inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections to train these horses for adoption. This spring, managers of Hells Canyon and Eagle Cap Wilderness areas approached the BLM about using the mustangs on their trail crew. (The Wild Horse and Burro Act allows for exchange of horses between federal agencies.) Last spring, 11 mustangs joined the Eagle Cap Ranger District herd.

Live in the place you grew up, have your best friends around, and ski every day.

We talked to climbers, Olympic mountain bikers, musicians, and award-winning chefs about what exactly makes their hometowns so special and fun

Wildfire season is getting longer, scarier, and more dangerous. Here's what you need to know and how to prepare.

After a day in the snow, melt into one of these six natural hot springs.

Twenty years after wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies, many politicians would still love to see them eradicated, and hunters and ranchers are allowed to kill them by the hundreds. But the animals are not only surviving—they're expanding their range at a steady clip. For the people who live on the wild edges of wolf country, their presence can be magical and maddening at once.

There are changes afoot on the mountains. Learn them and own the slopes.

Where deep powder meets uncrowded runs

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington's Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn't do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

You might know Nick Symmonds as the 5-time USATF 800-meter champion. Or as the 2013 world champion who dedicated his silver medal to his gay and lesbian friends as a protest against Russian laws. Or as the runner who posted a nude photo on Twitter.

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

The options can be daunting, so we've narrowed it down to five trips you shouldn't miss.

And we mean "trips" in the literal sense. Our contributors share their most-loved, go-to spots across the U.S.

Glamping jumps the shark. Again.

If you plan to get out in an inflatable this season, you’re probably going to have a great time regardless of what body of water you’re cruising. But if you’re looking for the biggest thrills and the most excitement, consider this your go-to list.

The only thing more epic than that monster attack or spleen-bruising crash? Reliving it all with friends over an adult recovery drink at an establishment that loves your kind.

Where are the best places in the world to learn to BASE jump?

From hidden fishing rivers in Chile to mountain biking in Whistler, our guide shows you where to go and the gear you'll need to take your adventures to the next level.

Climbing, hiking, and kayaking in the Pacific Northwest

Because the heat of summer is upon us, we scoured the globe for the greatest sailing, fishing, paddling, diving, floating, surfing—you get the idea—trips out there. And since you can't always pop over to Indonesia, we picked a few close-to-home adventures, too.

Love Acadia, the Tetons, and the Grand Canyon? Wait until you meet their crazy little cousins.

Ketchum, ID

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