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Between sun, water, sand, and wind, river trips are hard on the skin. Here are six packable essentials to protect you from the elements.

Drawing parallels with the Galápagos Islands, this marine wonderland is a similarly diverse treasure found just off the Southern California coast, home to 2,000-plus species, some 150 of which can be found nowhere else

Every outdoor situation demands a slightly different layering system, but with these three puffies and three shells, you can pretty much do it all

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

The latest deaths raised questions about the role of COVID, but analyses of nearly a century’s worth of climbing records suggest some consistent patterns

The coronavirus has put climbers and workers in even more danger than usual

Hunting twisters made Jennifer Brindley Ubl feel deeply inspired—until it scared her to death

A new analysis digs into who overheats and which conditions are most risky, with surprising results

Some #vanlife upgrades are worth the money. Others are not.

Heli-skiing has a reputation for risk, but the ride up isn’t usually part of the equation

Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle

Whether you’re slinging a chainsaw, loading hay bales, or wielding a torch, durable workwear that fits well allows you to do your job better

The best women’s denim for pandemic spring

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

A new Snow Mode makes finding trails and parking lots easy, and the app helps you avoid avalanches, too

Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.

Here are the products that got us over the 2020 finish line

More often than not, our biggest adventures are nothing like we expect them to be—in the best of ways

Masks, slippers, and shackets—what else do you need?

Across the West, fire season lasts longer and has become more intense than any time in history—tens of thousands of structures burn every year, and dozens of people die. But new research is highlighting a different problem: those who survive are never the same.

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Stay warm and get outside more during these colder months with smart gear picks

Here are the items that are keeping us sane as we head toward winter

Essential auto gear for the season’s worst-case scenarios

Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes

As the mountains thaw, rocks are coming loose from the ice, increasing the risk of injury or death for even the most experienced mountaineers

What to do when you're on an outdoor adventure and disaster strikes

These maps are packed with information about current conditions. All you need to know is how to interpret them.

Stay warm, dry, and comfortable while eating outdoors, without sacrificing style

There's a reason everyone's been wearing them the past few months

With stormchasing tours more popular than ever, our writer set out to discover why this risky pastime is once again taking off

Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's house burned to the ground in California's CZU Lightning Complex fire. He wrote his daughter a letter breaking the news.

We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.

The continent has entered its long, dark night, but just over the horizon is the question of how to make sure it stays free of COVID-19 once it reopens in August

How does it compare against the competition? A guide finds out.

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