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We put together our favorite in-state itineraries in every region of the country, to make it easy for you to explore your own backyard

In the spirit of Thoreau and Dillard, Donovan Hohn considers the joyous and brutal aspects of the natural world

'A Surfer's Search' features Erik Wilkie riding the frozen waters of Lake Superior during Winter Storm Wesley in 2019

It sounds like a great idea. Churches have high ceilings, are centrally located, and, recently, have been falling vacant. But redesigning them to accommodate climbing routes? Not so easy.

For more than a century, the African American cowboy has been almost absent in popular media. This photographer wants to change that.

Think of the weather as your mood and the climate as your personality: your mood changes each day, whereas your personality is the sum of all those moods over the course of years

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The big cat might be officially extinct—but it’s also making a comeback

Who cares how you funded your nice van or thru-hike? What matters is that you're spending time outside.

NOAA’s new satellite will make forecasting devastating storms (and epic powder days) more accurate than ever

This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that 3,400 individuals will attempt a thru-hike, making it one of the busiest years in the trail’s history. We met up with a few of these hopefuls as they set out.

Denver-based photographer Theo Stroomer is in the middle of his third winter photographing tumbleweeds. Here, he shares some of his favorites images of the invasion from the last three years.

Sure, the Great Lakes have a lot to offer when it comes to recreation, but the region still doesn’t make many surfing or fishing bucket lists. But for those willing to fight the weather, there’s plenty of feisty winter steelhead and freshwater waves to be chased, all in the same weekend.

Increase your MPG (meals per gallon) this summer with these rules for finding the best road food.

The most hardcore cold-weather pastime is evolving, and food is at the forefront of its evolution

Meet Josh Kato, who last week set a blisteringly fast course record on the 2,745-mile, self-supported Tour Divide

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