They Call This Work? 12 Amazing Careers in the Outdoors!
If you’ve dreamed of a career in the outdoors, now’s the time to make it real.
If You Build It, Will They Hike?
You can now discover the other Caribbean on Dominica's new long trial. But should you?
The Schism of Youth Scouting Programs in America
When the Boy Scouts decided to admit openly gay youths in 2013, a group of dissenting leaders struck out on their own and formed Trail Life USA, an "unapologetically Christian"scouting organization. The schism raised a question: Is there a right way to get kids outdoors?
Backpackers Paradise - Yosemite In September
For backpackers, there's nothing better in the entire park system. How much of it can one hiker see in a week?
Out Live : Flooded
Before we had time to pull our rope, a curtain of water exploded out of the slot canyon 300 feet above and crashed on top of us.
The Great Wide Open
Lolo National Forest, Montana In the stretch of mountains spanning northwest Montana up to the Idaho border, trout swim legendary rivers like the Blackfoot and the Clark Fork; wolverines, grizzly bears, and moose amble through the evergreen forests; and locals complain it’s too crowded if there’s one other car at the trailhead. In short, it’s paradise— especially in early summer, when wildflowers bloom and before August’s wildfire season rolls around.
Make Hiking Great Again
Putting one foot in front of the other isn’t the most extreme activity, but damn if the original outdoor pursuit isn’t the sexiest.
The Big Wild
All backpackers must visit Alaska at least once - it's a rite of passage. But where to go in this sprawling state? We asked pro photographers, guides, and rangers for their top picks. They delivered trips for every skill level and budget.
How a Disastrous Fall Led to a Record-Setting Thru-Hike
Time slowed as my momentum gained. An eternity separated me from my fate. This couldn’t be real. That’s when I passed out.
Trek and Toast
Napa isn’t the only place where you can find good wineries next to good trails. Pair these easy-payoff dayhikes with a well-deserved vintage.
Sometimes, the only thing better than camping is not camping.
Where Nobody Knows Your Trail Name
Few blazes, fewer trail angels: Canada’s Great Divide Trail offers a rare chance to go back in time and experience the birth of a thru-hike.
president obama is creating national monuments at an unprecedented rate. will that be enough to save america’s last best places?
Can a diehard winter athlete take on a new sport—and the frustration of becoming a beginner again?
Tested: This Year's Best Outdoor Gear!
Once a Mumbai boy, the former electronics baron (Akai TV and baron electronics) and his wife give us an exclusive glimpse into their beachfront mansion on Nurai Island a breathtaking property off the coast of Abu Dhabi Kabir Mulchandani.
my dad’s fists slammed into the thick animal, but the bear wouldn’t leave.
Solve An Argument On The Trail
Can a backpacking trip help a couple work out their differences?
Link 10 Peaks In A Day
A seasoned mountaineer battles a storm and his ego during a single-day attempt of New Hampshire’s Presidential Traverse.
What draws us to the planet’s outer edges? On a trek from the Lower 48’s lowest point to its highest, MARK JENKINS looks for answers.
The Sharpest Tool In The Shed
What does it take to keep the Pacific Crest Trail clear of debris for decades? A guy like Pickaxe Pete.
Everything looks good when you’re starving. Let Den Mother tell you what’s really on the menu.
Learn Minimalist Fly-Fishing
How much gear does an angler need?
About halfway through our trip, I was solo hiking when I must have stepped onto a game trail. I don’t remember the moment, but I remember stopping and allowing the severity of my situation to sink in. I had no idea where I was.
The Long Way's Round
Sacred trails the world over help hikers discover deeper truths about the world and themselves. But what truly makes a path transformative? ELISA BETH KWAK - HEFFERAN treks a new 170-mile loop in Montana in search of the pilgrimage she needs.
Tour de California
Walk from the coast into the last of the Golden State’s grasslands by way of a lost route.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine
In the Deep Dark: Stargazing
When you're swallowed by night, the star show begins.
Embrace the elements to create captivating images
Survival Guide - Top Tips From A Veteran Ranger
On the eve of his retirement, Bil Vandergraff, Grand Canyon's most experienced search-and-rescue ranger, sits down for a career debriefing and explains why you should absolutely hike in wet cotton and never leave home without cold pizza.
The Teddy Bear Needs A Hug
In Louisiana, a fight is brewing over the country's most endangered Bruin.