Camping and Hiking

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Video: Caving!

A exclusive: In the shadow of Mt. Adams in Washington state lies one of the finest cave systems in the Northwest.

Crown of Africa

From savannah to snow, experience the furnishings of the Masai's 'House of God,' Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Get Your Gear In Gear

By Kristi Streiffert

Kristi Streiffert shows how a little prep work now spares you the aggravation of last minute repairs...

Beyond Macaroni & Cheese

By Annie Getchell

Look into the pantry of backcountry gourmet Annie Getchell for ideas to spark up camping cuisine.

A Noncamper Conquers Canyonlands

By Karen Laski

Self-confessed non-camper Karen Laski spends 12 days in the wild and enjoys (almost) every minute of it.


By Margaret Pinch

Retiring? A well-chosen, well-planned trip can become an invigorating blend of active adventure, culture and relaxation ... all the ingredients of serious fun during retirement.

Gates of the Arctic

By Steve Howe

Willows, rain, bugs, rivers, snowfields, and steep mountain passes: How do you travel through rugged and beautiful Gates of teh Arctic National Park? Simple, follow the caibou.

Drop & Give Me 20: Fitness Boot Camps

By Steve Edwards

Voluntary torture or a fun way to get in shape? Steve Edwards enlists.

Care & Maintenance of Your Body Parts

By Annie Getchell

Face plants, endos, whippers -- whatever your catastrophic deceleration of choice, it takes a toll on your body. Annie Getchell details the prevention and treatment of today's outdoor enthusiast.

Avoiding Big Red

By Doug Gantenbein

The lowdown on sunscreen. Don't leave home without it.

Destination: Wind River Range in Wyoming

By Murray Selleck

The Wind River Range - a dramatic, immense destination for hikers and climbers wanting to explore one of the most spectacular mountain areas in the Lower 48.

Paradise at Mount Rainier

By Lakshmi and Chandra Mouli

Panoramic views of the ice-capped mountain peak, fields of glaciers, dense evergreen forests and meadows--how do you say "Paradise?"

Introduction to Mountaineering

By Chris Chesak

Taking your first steps towards stepping up high...

Understanding Heat Exhaustion

By Jason Lathrop

There's few things as intoxicating as the desert sun. There's also few things as deadly.

Medical Tips

By Dr. Jack Ellis

Before you go! Medical know-how for the outdoors.

Finding a Home in the Woods

By Doug Gantenbein

When backpacking, a valuable skill is discovering the campsite that's off the beaten path.

Backcountry Hiking Safety

By Dan Smuts

What you need to know about traveling safe in the backcountry. The 10 essentials and beyond.

Boot Fitting Guide

By Brian Hewitt

Here's the ultimate guide to achieving the perfect boot fit. Expert tips on fitting from heel to toe and making adjustments with lacing variations.

Take it Easy, Take a Hike

By Murray Selleck

The beauty of day hiking is in its simplicity. You don?t need a ton of equipment, years of experience or hours of prep time. At a mimimum, it?s just you and your legs and a path to walk on.

Jackrabbit Trail

By Nancy Prichard

The Jackrabbit Trail through New York's Adirondack Mountains is adjacent to an outdoor sports lodge and the center of year-round outdoor fun.

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