An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.
In 1905, Mina Hubbard completed the expedition that had killed her husband—and beat the pants off his swaggering rival
Are you still mapping like it's 1999?
American tourist Noel Santillan became an unlikely folk hero in Iceland after he entered a typo into his GPS and drove hundreds of miles out of his way. How can anyone wander so far off the mark? A growing body of research suggests that our reliance on navigational technology might be altering our brains in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
Inspired by an ancestral ill-fated journey, a writer travels the world to understand how humans find their way through the unknown
We want one of these on our wall. Stat.
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The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and flame-colored walls. The only catch? Doing it right involves days of trekking and rafting through some of the planet’s toughest, most bear-heavy terrain.
Taking the bus to Mother Nature.
Outside reviews the best adventure gear for man’s best friend.
What are your thoughts on reality survival shows? Can one learn any skills of value or are these largely staged? Tammy San Diego, California