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Among the benefits to hitting the trail in winter? No mosquitoes. But there are more!

Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.

In the worst disaster in decades, on one of the country's most iconic peaks, two guides and four clients go missing and are presumed dead—leaving a climbing community searching for clues.

It started as a bluebird New Year's Day in Mount Rainier National Park. But when a gunman murdered a ranger and then fled back into the park's frozen backcountry, every climber, skier, and camper became a suspect—and a potential victim.

I’m going to do Rainier this summer. I’ve done a few mountains in Canada and Kili, but wore rental boots...blisters galore. So I want to find a good boot to do Rainier. Any suggestions?—EvanDenver, CO

I'm planning a one- to two-week road trip up to northern Washington, possibly Canada. Do you have any suggestions of good places to cp/stay and interesting things to do? Any goods hikes and or bike rides? Tim O. San Luis Obispo, CA

Where in the United States can I stay overnight in a tree? Alice Massillon, OH

How do I prepare for a climb of Mount Rainier and/or Denali? I have about eight months before my climbing window and I live at sea level.

Amy Bechtel was there, and then she simply wasn't

Cut your alpinism chops on North America's best routes.

How To Get Off the Beaten Trail (or River, or Mountain) With These 43 Soon-To-Be-Classic National Park Adventure

North American resorts have expanded boundaries, opened gates, and liberated skiers to revel in ungroomed wildness. Our guide to the great stuff you won't find on the trail map.