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Camping Beneath the Moon at White Sands Monument

By Jeff Everist

The largest gypsum deposit on earth lies in the shifting dunes of New Mexico's Tularosa Basin. See why this surreal world is best captured by moonlight.

Camping at Toroweap

By George Stocking

Glimpse life on the edge at Toroweap overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Bryce Canyon's Navajo Trail

By Colleen Swift

Exploring Navajo Trail with a camera. Take a hike and take away a record of the best in Utah's desert scenery.

How to Adjust and Load Your Pack

By Doug Gantenbein

Today's backpacks can seem like gravity-defying machines, but only if they're properly adjusted and loaded.

The Olympic Coast

By Lakshmi and Chandra Mouli

The Olympic Peninsula coastline is an ever-changing exhibit of nature and a place for endless exploration.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

By George Stocking

California sojourn: a face-to-face rendezvous with the oldest living thing on the planet -- the bristlecone pine.

An Ounce of Prevention

By Doug Gantenbein

Blisters--the most common outdoor afflication--can ruin the best-planned outdoor trip. Prevention is the key.

Two Hikes to Savor in Washington-Oregon

By Patrick Still

Deschutes River day hikes near the Washington/Oregon border.

The View from Backbone Trail

By Cathy Philipp

This is a challenging hike in the Santa Monica Mountains, but the views from the top of Boney Mountain are well worth the effort.

Solstice Canyon Among the Best

By Cathy Philipp

A coastal canyon hike in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu.

Mountains, Lakes, Rivers

By Doug Gantenbein

A trio of hikes in the West, Midwest and Northeast has green forests and water in common.

It's Spring, So Take a Hike

By Doug Gantenbein

Try the lower elevations for early spring hikes if you want to avoid the snow.

Hurricane Ridge

By Lakshmi and Chandra Mouli

Hiking along the Hurricane Ridge is one of the best ways to discover the
beauty of Washington's Olympic Peninsula.

Hiking Rattlesnake Canyon

By Cathy Philipp

Rattlesnake Canyon Trail through Skofield Park, is one of Santa Barbara's most popular front country hikes.

Follow Calamity Jane's Footsteps

By Cathy Philipp

More than a hundred miles of hiking and equestrian trails crisscross the canyons and mountains surrounding Palm Springs, California.

Escape the Crowds on the Tahoe Rim Trail

By Cathy Philipp

Tahoe Rim Trail around scenic Lake Tahoe links a patchwork of hiking, biking and equestrian trails into one comprehensive trail system.

Early Summer Adventures

By Doug Gantenbein

Washington's Granite Mountain, Colorado's Wets, and Tennessee's Big South Fork offer fine June getaways.

Challenging Hike, Breathtaking Views

By Patrick Still

High meadows, thick forests, and emerald-blue lakes await intermediate to advanced hikers coming to explore south-central Washington's geological landscapes.

Little Extras for Your Camping Trips

By Melissa Miller

A few accessories from home make camping more comfortable.

Hike Like a Sherpa

By Doug Gantenbein

The legendary hikers of the Himalaya can teach lowlanders a thing or two.

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