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Unlike the size of the fish you reel in, there's no need to exaggerate how nice these hotels are

With a little help from Make-A-Wish, Yosemite’s first honorary park ranger earns his keep and proves his strength

What do cyclists really want? Unbelievable trails.

These images, from some of Outside's favorite photographers, will make you want to pack your bags and get lost in adventure.

A wilderness retreat overlooking one of the largest lakes in the country

Reduced-oxygen training room Air Fit opens in Bay Area

A luxury sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest

If you’ve lost that loving feeling for running, there’s a surefire way to rekindle the flame: camp. “Putting yourself in an environment where you’re surrounded by other runners, and where you can focus only on your own running, is the perfect place to reenergize your passion,” says Ryan Warrenberg, assistant…

Conservations want the iconic animals to roam free once again. But many ranchers believe rewilding is a really bad idea.

Because your four-legged friends want to travel, too.

7 breathtaking trips that will leave you fit

Welcome to Telluride, the best little stoner town in America

I’m not a cruiser or a yachtie, but I love getting a good look at the land from the water when I travel. Can you recommend some memorable–and affordable–public ferry rides in North America?

We may never know how 21-year-old rafter Kaitlin Kenney died on the Colorado River, but we will never forget why she went

While a federal agency works to remove the grizzly bear from the endangered species list, opening the population to hunting, conservationists worry

Trips and activities to keep you outside during the mucky months

Huston just left the country for his expedition to Ellesmere Island

I'm going to be visiting some old college friends in the great state of Colorado in the coming weeks and am looking for something I know everyone will enjoy doing. Help?

Now that the weather’s starting to warm up, I’m planning to start training for a marathon this year. My goal is to qualify for Boston. Which races would give me the best chance for doing it?

Outside chooses the top vacation spots of the year

Until all is perfect on the Yucatan front, tourists must do their part to be a responsible addition to the ecotourism equation. How?

My college roommates and I are planning a last-minute spring break ski trip, but we don’t know where to go yet. Which resort has the après ski scene for the college or post-college crowd? It has to be somewhere in North America, preferably out West.

As part of her New Year's resolution to camp every month this year, Katie Arnold took her family to Spruce Hole, a 20-foot diameter canvas-walled yurt in the San Juan's Rio Grande National Forest

Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan catches up with 16-year-old Noah Pereira, the recent winner of a 150-mile dogsled race in Alaska that's seen as the precursor to the famous Iditarod

In 1900, Chicagoans remade their city’s namesake river. Then they let it go to hell.

Pilgrimage, a new book and traveling exhibition by one of the magazine world's most famous working photographers, was inspired by a close-to-home family vacation

When an unidentified hunter took out an alpha wolf that has long been a favorite of park tourists and an important part of ongoing research, he unwittingly drew many once-casual observers into a contentious battle between wildlife management, scientists, and hunting advocates

I'm a pretty sustainably minded person and for my next vacation, I want to go to a low-impact resort that's not too insanely far from home. What are the best eco-lodges in North America?

Bill Ulfelder, the New York director of The Nature Conservancy, sees 14,000 acres of rooftops in his city that could be used for everything from generating electricity to restoring nature

Midwest ski resorts get a bad rap for too much camo and not enough snow. These four prove the stereotypes wrong.

Michael Wigge has made two trips around the world: For one, he relied on strangers for food and accommodation; for the other, he bartered, trading a single apple for, eventually, a home in Hawaii, which he now owns. We caught up with him before his next adventure.

A proposal to link seven mountains and 17,000 acres in one European-style network in Utah’s Wasatch Range has created a lot of controversy. While Peter Metcalf, the CEO of Black Diamond Inc., thinks it’s a terrible idea (rea

A proposal to link seven mountains and 17,000 acres in one European-style network in Utah’s Wasatch Range has created a lot of controversy. While Ski Utah’s president, Nathan Rafferty, is a big proponent (read his take here), P

Gunther Holtorf, a 75-year-old former airline CEO who has driven more than 820,000 kilometers over the past two decades, doesn't care if you remember his travels. But you better respect Otto, his G Wagon that will be placed in a museum if it makes it through this final leg.

South Carolina surfers and other Lowcountry residents can't stop talking about two white sharks that have been spotted just off the East Coast. But these 16-foot giants may have been swimming in our waters all along.

Outside senior editor Abe Streep joins Team Rubicon USA, a volunteer group of former active military personnel who deploy at a moment's notice to disaster zones, during recovery efforts following a fire that swept through Belle Harbor, Queens, on the night Hurricane Sandy hit

James Balog has spent his career pushing the artistic and adventure boundaries of nature photography. For the past five years, he's been capturing the impact of climate change on glaciers, culminating in the powerful film Chasing Ice. What he documented was catastrophic—and should be required viewing for every policymaker on earth.

Mexico City has a very real stray dog problem. Eric Nusbaum investigates all the ways—from the humane to the horrific—it's being addressed.

What started as a simple idea four years ago finally ended last week when Graham Hughes became the first person to visit all 201 countries without setting foot on an airplane

My parents ignored the dire warnings about Hurricane Sandy and didn't evacuate. By the time they called for rescue, it was too late.

Waves for Water founder Jon Rose has been on the East Coast since Hurricane Sandy struck, cutting through red tape and providing disaster relief alongside a groundswell of surfers

Along for the ride with the homesteaders of the Discovery Channel's Alaska: The Last Frontier

International humanitarian-aid group Doctors Without Borders, best known for conducting emergency health care interventions in war-torn countries, set up a makeshift clinic for Hurricane Sandy victims in one of New York’s worst-hit communities to fill in the gaps in the government’s response. Matthew Power joined volunteer physicians for a day in the field duri

We spent months scoring and ranking dozens of resorts from California to Maine, British Columbia to Quebec, to come up with this, your cheat sheet for figuring out which mountains are right for you this snow season. We don't expect you to agree with all of our decisions, but we do think you'll be able to find something for everyone in our final list.

Outside's East Coast editor takes a walking tour of Freeport, Long Island, with Steven Townsend, lifelong fisherman and Long Island native, after Hurricane Sandy

With Manhattan slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, Outside’s East Coast editor joins the leader of Long Island Search and Rescue for a tour of places the cops haven't made it to yet, where looters prey on homes in communities that will take years to rebuild

After sticking out Hurricane Irene, Maksim Charnyy didn't think Sandy would be any different. Ignoring mandatory evacuation orders, he stayed in his building with 70 or 80 percent of the other residents. And then the water came.

Outside's East Coast editor visits the town he grew up in, situated on the west side of the Hudson River about 25 miles outside of Manhattan, in the middle of Hurricane Sandy

An Olympic sport at the turn of the 20th century tries to find its way back into the modern Games

I’m staying at a cabin outside of Lake Placid, New York, for a short vacation. What should I do in the Adirondacks while I’m there?

What made Katie Heaney feel like a combination of Pocahontas and Jesus Christ? Standing on a board and holding a paddle.

We know what our readers look for in any kind of experience: adventure, grit, sweat, a worthy struggle, tested endurance, goosebump-inducing views, wide-open skies, maybe some roiling water. So why should college be any different? The correct answer is: It shouldn’t.

Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends

The wildest two-wheeled events on the planet feature both world-class racing and world-class carousing

The rankest mountain roads for testing your cycling mettle

The wildest places to sample the country’s best brews

La Niña means a long, hard winter—just how we like it. Take advantage by basing yourself at one of these nine Outside-approved adventure lodges.

With La Niña back and the East Coast on a five-year blizzard streak, we devised the ultimate ski calendar to help you and your family take advantage. From a boot-deep New England Thanksgiving through spring-break corn snow in the Southwest, the outlook is decidedly epic.

Ah, Mexico. Land of hot sand, cheap beer, and a foolproof cure for seasonal affective disorder: endless adventure.

Out on the far edge of the Alaska frontier, a man can hide his sins. Robert Allen Hale—a.k.a. Papa Pilgrim—bought a homestead outside the remote town of McCarthy where he imprisoned his family and conned the world with tales of a simpler life. But for the 15 children living the nightmare, the only choice was escape.

How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.