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One day, while felling trees in Wisconsin, Gary Edinger severed his leg clean off when a tree exploded underneath his chainsaw

Last July, then 28-year-old Alexandera Houchin won the women's Tour Divide, a 2,745-mile race from Canada to Mexico over the Continental Divide. Next on her list? The new Dirty Kanza XL, a 350-mile unsupported race across Kansas.

Since 2000, Tim Friede, a truck mechanic from Wisconsin, has endured some 200 snakebites and 700 injections of lethal snake venom—all part of a masochistic quest to immunize his body and offer his blood to scientists seeking a universal antivenom. For nearly two decades, few took him seriously. Then a gifted young immunologist stumbled upon Friede on YouTube—and became convinced that he was the key to conquering snakebites forever.

Plus: one private island bungalow worth the splurge

A foundation run by the family of Chris Farley believed that Trek was capitalizing on the late comedian’s name

In case you weren’t aware of how oppressive bright orange is as a safety color, don’t worry. No one else was, either.

Famously cold and frighteningly massive, Lake Superior contains 10 percent of the world's surface freshwater, holds the remains of 6,000 shipwrecks, and offers a lifetime of adventure. Stephanie Pearson sets out to circumnavigate America's most overlooked playground.

Presenting blueprints for the best way to beat post-summer blues

A river- and mountain-loving town took home the top prize (again) in our 2015 contest.

In burgs recognized for an abundance of adventure, these are the winning places that will set you up for everything

Beat the crowds and head for fresh climbing, mountain-biking, and chill-out spots within easy driving distance of eight burgs

Surround your teens with furniture inspired by the 11-time world champ

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

The world's oldest fermented beverage is back, and some creative brewers are making the modern version downright chalice-worthy

The good news is that a rapidly growing number of cities across the country are becoming more bike-commuter friendly because of rising gas prices, growing alarm over global warming, and Americans’ desire to stay fit. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, biking to work has…

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