The epic winter of 2022–23 is still with us, with snowmelt causing flooding concerns in some national parks and in others roads and trails are closed for repairs. Here’s what you need to know for your summer trips.
A 2022 boating fatality could be a harbinger of more frequent whitewater disasters on a dwindling Colorado River
“Since he’s never said anything explicitly romantic, wouldn’t it be presumptuous to tell him I’m not interested?”
Here are the shorts and features screening at annual celebration of outdoor books and movies that we think should be on your radar
When visiting West Virginia’s New River Gorge, you’ve got to go with the flow—and in the fall, during Gauley Season, that means Class V rapids
After her 25-year marriage ended in divorce, the Outside contributing editor turned to science—and a river trip—to navigate through the darkness. Register here for our Zoom book discussion on March 9.
Plan your next adventure on one of the nation’s most resplendent waterways with the help of Gaia GPS
The Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 is the best filter of its kind
'Rio Rica' introduces us to Rica Fulton and the Little Snake River, a lesser known tributary of the West's renowned Yampa River
A fun trip can turn to crap fast if you don't come prepared
'River of Return' features river guides and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members Sammy and Jessica Matsaw
In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box
The author, a proud son of Nebraska, and his wife were in a funk after a move from the soothing heartland to the noisy canyons of Chicago. What better cure than a trip down a short, muddy stream that's often interrupted by dead trees and barbwire fences?
In 2018, New Zealand–based photographer Mike Dawson and his two kayaking partners dodged crocodiles, land mines, and torrential rains to paddle wild rivers in a remote corner of Africa
When one of your best buds is getting married, it calls for something truly epic
Heather Hansman’s new book is a must-read for anyone who loves rivers or is concerned about the future of the West
'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border
Return from Desolation from OARS and filmmaker Justin Clifton, highlights Eaton’s struggles as a veteran, river guide, and oil man.
The author started her career just trying to fit in with the (many, many) guys, but eventually came to realize she'd become as misogynistic as the worst of them
An Outside investigation of sexual harassment in outdoor workplaces, where unwanted advances, discrimination, and assault are a frequent and destructive occurrence for far too many women
Bobby Kennedy Jr. has spent a lifetime protecting rivers, an ethos born on childhood expeditions
As the largest federally maintained wilderness area in the lower 48, The Frank Church Wilderness holds a special place in the hearts of the rangers that protect it.
I tested eight options to find out which will actually keep your stuff dry
The Grand Canyon is a river trip above all other river trips. Normally done over the course of weeks or months, a few members of the U.S. Men's Rafting team decided to set a new speed record; 34 hours.
Big change may be coming to Africa’s fourth-largest river. While commercial outfitters have been running trips on the Zambezi since 1982, the river may soon be impassable, as the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe continue to discuss a proposed dam construction below Victoria Falls. Last October, I joined Brian McCutcheon and raft guide “Hippo” Moses Ngoma to see the river firsthand.
In 2015, Chuck Thompson set out on an epic rafting trip on the Klinaklini River, one of the most challenging, remote rivers in the world.