Despite the frontier trope of the rugged individualist, getting help from strangers is actually the more common experience
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America
Endurance athlete Jack Kuenzle climbed and skied the volcano in just over an hour and a half
What makes a queer person choose to live in an outdoorsy hot spot instead of an urban gayborhood?
For as far back as she can remember, Mardi Fuller grew up in a world of swimming lessons and swim teams, which was unusual for a daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Why the emphasis on water? Because of a mysterious death that haunted her family’s past.
In a year when record numbers of Americans were changing jobs, these companies attracted top talent with benefits like paid sabbaticals, all-inclusive ski trips, and free health care
A new Fast Tracks pass at four Powdr-owned resorts—Mount Bachelor, Killington, Copper, and Snowbird—is sparking anger and conversations about elitism
It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.
With the help of some experts, one woman goes on a quest to get back on two wheels.
Make this summer all about exploring off-the-beaten-path adventures within a few hours of your home
From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes in the U.S.
Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions
There’s nothing quite like swimming in Oregon’s Crater Lake for the first time, an experience our 62 Parks Traveler enjoyed at her 32nd park on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
After 2020, holding the event at all will be a victory in itself
Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you
Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season
A simple mechanism makes Julbo's Aerospace goggles effective and easy to use
These fun and inspiring ideas will bring the world to the travelers on your list—and help out those working in the travel industry who've been hard hit by the pandemic
Both the world-weary and stoked-on-life congregate at these wild outposts—all seeking the same euphoric joy, communality, and escapism
Pitch a tent on these beach or desert campgrounds
Today’s battles over climate change and fracking share a common origin: the timber wars of the Pacific Northwest
From Washington to California, here are nine of our favorite short treks along the famous route
'Win at All Costs' is an indictment of more than just the Nike Oregon Project
Five campsites with views worth the drive
'Pedal Through' follows a group of Black women on a 132-mile backpacking trip in central Oregon
This fire season is yet another sign that we can't wait any longer to fix our planet
Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean
It has great support, a table, and a spot for your favorite beverage
Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.
In Oregon's Clackamas County, a fight between a sheriff and an elite search and rescue unit reveals how local politics can collide with recreational safety for residents and visitors alike
Don and Steve Friedman decided to bond with a trek in the Cascades. Worked great! Except for some minor disagreements about work. And money. And hope. And the meaning of life. And …
'This Land' profiles runner Faith Briggs as she traverses 150 miles through three national monuments
Six towns and cities with awesome adventure potential that we'd move to right now if we could
You don't have to spend a ton to pull off a dreamy getaway
The Rambler 10-ounce Lowball is an everyday essential
Whether you're bringing Fido up a volcano or on an impossibly long trail, these tips from runner Alex Borsuk will help you and your pooch stay safe and happy
You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.
Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way
You can get away on a dime at this time of year
It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.
Here's what the expanded regulations mean for thru-hikers next year
All hail the flannel
From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
On a mission to keep gear out of the landfill, The Gear Fix is also making outdoor pursuits more accessible and affordable
A local legend challenges a pro climber to a 64-route race
A few of the world's best cliff jumpers got together at Abiqua Falls, Oregon, to push their limits on the 102-foot drop
After years in the doghouse, the country’s most talented running team seems to be looking to reinvent itself
Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up
Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead
For the trail's most venerable volunteer group, retirement means hauling heavy equipment and sleeping outside for days on end
For years the economy of Coos Bay, Oregon, has been relying on its forests for logging purposes, but that's changing
'Motherfish' paints a portrait of how this mother raised her son to be a steward of the outdoors
Because, really, what's not to love about someone providing a luxe tent for you in these awesome locations?
You're just as likely to build a robot as paddle a canoe at summer camp today, but the value of the experience is even more important for our screen-addled youth
'Phenomenal Noumenal Wonderful' is a four-year project designed to highlight the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest
There are more than 10,000 different state parks across the country, many of which have terrain that rivals any national park
Oregon representative Earl Blumenauer recently introduced the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would provide a pretax benefit for riding to work. Here's what to know about the potential law.
A definitive list of the best climbing the United States has to offer
We've partnered with Portland, Oregon's Pickathon Music Festival to showcase some of the year's best new music
How will a snowy winter affect your summertime high-country plans in the High Sierra and southern Rockies?
'Running the Oregon Trail' is an ode to running and goes to prove that sometimes the best way to see a landscape is on foot
Sure, you can get your bike tuned or buy a spare tube. But at these shops, you can also order an espresso or IPA and find your community.
Thanks to its dominant women’s squad, the BTC has supplanted the Oregon Project
Two hikers just set the only known times on the country's newest state-spanning trail system
Why was the ocean so nasty along the West Coast on Sunday and Monday? It’s all thanks to a low-pressure system thousands of miles away and a meteorological phenomenon called a fetch. Let me explain.
Winter blues already got you down? These trips make it easy to find sun and sand.
The ‘Ghost of Steelhead Future’ extrapolates what could happen to a prized Oregon river
About an hour before midnight on Mother’s Day in 1986, a group of teenagers assembled at an Episcopal high school in Portland, Oregon, to embark on an expedition. Their goal was to summit Mount Hood, completing an adventure program that was required for all sophomores. What followed was a story of tragedy and loss that is commemorated annually at the institution it changed forever.
Most cyclists know that bike lanes offer very limited physical protection. They might not know that they offer approximately zero legal protection either.
Plus: one private island bungalow worth the splurge
Bucket list-worthy rides to add to your list
From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.
Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful
Outdoor towns tend to be overwhelmingly homogenous, which can make for a tough decision for people of color who want to move somewhere they can play outside
The president's decision wasn't an assessment of whether the Hammonds deserved their sentence or not, it was an endorsement of the Bundy family's movement