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First there was altitude training. Then it was heat training. Now it’s… pollution training?

And it’s not the one in California that rhymes with Shmammoth, believe it or not

Lifesavers in Colorado recently rescued multiple hikers who had lost their footwear on the same slushy trail

Seacliff State Beach near Santa Cruz, California, felt the wrath of Mother Nature last week. These photos show the full extent of the damage.

Massive swells are flooding coastal communities and demolishing coastal structures in Northern California, and making for good surfing further south.

A raging rain and wind storm is hitting Northern California hard. The state has closed regional, state, and national parks, with partial closings of 37 others, while Yosemite braces for a blizzard.

Reliable weather apps are crucial for summer adventure-planning, so we spent a month testing dozens to find the best ones

I tested apparel from fifteen brands in all kinds of conditions. Here are my eight favorite pieces for autumn trail runs.

This feature from Gaia GPS allows you to search recent satellite images for the best leaf peeping in your area 

Zion National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, and areas around Moab, Utah, were inundated by water after heavy rainfall pummeled the U.S. Southwest

Brian Boland was a prolific creator of handcrafted hot-air balloons who set distance and altitude records all over the world. But on July 15, 2021, during a routine outing with a family in Vermont, things went dramatically wrong. Sarah Schweitzer examines Boland’s eccentric and adventurous life, and finds out what happened on his fateful last flight.

From finding an open site to tracking the weather, these apps will up your camping game

He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.

The American Southwest hasn’t been this dry in 1,200 years. The region’s water supply—and entire energy infrastructure—is at stake.

We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.

They’re almost never waterproof, and not as warm as other jackets. Why bother?

An analysis of power data from pro cyclists quantifies the effects of hot and cold air temperatures on performance

Spring comes in like a lion. This gear will help.

Backpacking when the weather forecast is anything but optimal can be intimidating, but with some modifications to your kit, you can turn it into an enjoyable four-season activity

We caught up with author Sebastian Junger to find out how he reported the incredible Outside Classic story of the Andrea Gail’s crew, what’s changed in the commercial fishing industry, and why he’s drawn to people who have dangerous jobs

Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting

A warming planet, increased storms, and wildfires are creating a level of infrastructure collapse that’s expensive and devastating

With the right gear, mindset, creativity, and some science-based hacks, you don’t have to just survive this winter, you can thrive. Here’s how to embrace the cold all season long.

From Reykjavík to Minneapolis, winter isn’t just tolerated here, it’s celebrated

Top-notch carry solutions for on-the-go essentials

In an era of “code-red” climate catastrophe, the survival of our sport depends on its ability to adapt. Here’s what running and races may need to look like in the near future as global temperatures climb.

From light sprinkles to daylong downpours, these shells have you covered

Create the ultimate wet-weather defense system with these six waterproof items

That shiny sheet of plastic you have wadded up at the bottom of your daypack can help you stay alive. Will it help you stay comfortable? That’s a different story.

As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely

It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price

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.

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

The 900-denier ripstop polyester body is water-resistant and boasts a padded bottom panel for added structure. Daisy chains make lashing a breeze, the shoulder straps are comfy and removable, and there are side-grab handles for extra convenience. We dig the U-shaped lid, which makes for quick packing, and the two…

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

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

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

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

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, degraded air quality, and ravaged ecosystems could hold catastrophic consequences for endurance sports.

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.

Two bold men, one reckless plan: to watch the sun go dark atop a huge snow-covered peak in South America. You won't believe what happened next.

Breathable, light, durable, and weather-resistant: here's everything you need to be comfortable outdoors this season

Five kicks that transition seamlessly from trail to town

It has great support, a table, and a spot for your favorite beverage

These items kept our steeds moving and our riders happy

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