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A long-distance rambler named Bearsun is walking from L.A. to New York, dressed like a very large Pokémon. This is his story.

Reconciling the maps we made in the 18th century with modern reality is nearly impossible. But their lines, drawn long ago, are still legally binding.

Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far

In Ours, a digital exhibition for the New Museum, artist Samuel Marion imagines a not too distant future in which outdoor brands use slick advertising to mask more sinister aims

Hiking was in vogue in 2020, but COVID-19 closures decimated the thru-hiking ranks. What did prospective hikers do with their unexpected time back home?

For most Americans, the naming of a secretary of the interior is of little consequence. However, as a Navajo man, who holds this position has defined much of my life, and the recent appointing of Deb Haaland marks a groundbreaking moment.

This side-by-side will get you up the gnarliest roads on the planet, and it's scream-out-loud fun to drive

Southern Civil War symbols have been a flash point in towns and cities for years, but at places like the Gettysburg battlefield and Arlington National Cemetery—which are run by the Park Service and the Pentagon—there's a new, escalating conflict over monuments that honor the Lost Cause

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

Beat back summer-vacation boredom with these seven games for the family

Locked-down cities have opened streets to cyclists and pedestrians. But what happens when the traffic comes back?

As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'

In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters

Despite the coronavirus, you can legally thru-hike the Appalachian Trail right now. But should you?

Although the coronavirus has shuttered schools and events across the country, outdoor spaces can be a healthy outlet for families—but it's important to stay informed and cautious

Last year the jackpot was $311,652. Watching ice melt just got really interesting.

The United States leads the world in spending for health and fitness but still ranks lowest in measurements of actual health. How do we break the cycle?

Italian students will soon be required to learn about global warming. American kids? Not so much.

Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.

Australia's Uluru has closed for climbing. That sheds light on other bucket-list destinations you could be doing better.

America's parks are confronting the past in an effort to create more inclusive wilderness spaces

We prioritized natural beauty—and lack of crowds

A new startup called Vast Terrain taps U.S. suppliers to make top-shelf goods

To kick off National Park Week, the park service is waiving all entrance fees on April 20

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

Alpine scrambles and beachfront strolls; multi-day singletrack adventures and quick urban escapes; soaring trees and rolling sand dunes—every state in the country has something to offer intrepid hikers. So we rounded up a bucket-list-worthy, best-of-the-best guide.

The Youth Climate Strike is working to shut down schools across the country on March 15 to demand that world leaders act on preventing climate change

All signs point to active weather continuing into the warmer months, which will bring a litany of new hazards

The Points Guy is hooking up one fortunate traveler with $13,000 worth of airline points

The fast-food behemoth announced plans to vastly reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef supply. This is a big deal.

Meet the daredevils who crossed from the Santa Elena Canyon to Big Bend National Park to make a point about unity and trust

For those of us chasing powder, here's what the meteorologists say winter likely has in store

Result: You’ll never miss a flight again! Okay, not really, but these innovations should reassure you about flying in inclement weather this winter.   

Saving a life is as easy as checking for cyclists. So naturally nobody does it.

Unsurprisingly, the dates are getting later and later, according to the records we have

A few years ago, more than 60 percent of the country fell under some level of drought. The worst thing? These warm, dry conditions tend to lead to even warmer, drier ones.

It's the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and our waterways are in more danger than ever. These reads explain what's going wrong—and how to fix it.

Pioneers, the government, even John Muir helped kick out Native Americans from their homes on national parks. But in Yosemite, the Miwuk Tribe is getting its village back.

The proposed 10 percent tariffs on bikes and bike parts imported from China would be a blow to the U.S. cycling industry

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