Top Paddling Schools: For Whitewater Kayak, Canoe, and Sea Kayak.
Come along as GreatOutdoors.com's resident coffee expert offers advice on five great ways to make camp coffee: two gear-intensive ways for car camping, two lightweight methods for backpacking, and one new favorite that utilizes an all new product.
Experts from Magellan accompany GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield on a series of hikes in Utah's Arches National Park to demonstrate the benefits of using handheld GPS devices like the new eXplorist 310 to navigate in the wilds--and to show how easy it is to get started.
GreatOutdoors.com staff members spend as much time in the out of doors as possible, so they take their outdoor equipment seriously. Here are a few favorite pieces of gear that served us well this year, from the Chilkoot Pass in Alaska and the Beartooths of Montana to the Haute Route in the Alps.
With a little special gear and some uphill work, snowboarders can enjoy untracked backcountry powder just like a traditional skier with AT gear
Welcome to the confounding and addictive world of competitive orienteering, a blend of cross-country running and navigation, with brains and woods sense counting more than brawn.
All the gear, how-to advice, and location information you need to feel free and easy on the river
When life gives you a flat fill your tire with dirt, and other gems.
Finding the right snowboard boot for your skill level is a matter of balancing performance with comfort. Here are some guidelines to get you outfitted.
A veteran's tips for getting off road and onto the trail--an attitude adjustment is part of the training.
Plan, pack and paddle. A comprehensive guide to low impact camping and high paddling fun by Beth Geiger.
A canoe or kayak is a backpacker's dream: so much space for gear!
Surf lingo--don't let the terminology stand between you and a great time out on the water. Learn how to play before you jump in.
Nighttime trailrunning. It's not for everyone, but once you get the hang of it, it's a good way of staying fit through the winter months.
Whale Tale, Whoop de Doo, Goofy Foot, Snake Run? Not new hip hop dances--just the lingo of snowboarders carving up the slopes.
Kristi Streiffert shows how a little prep work now spares you the aggravation of last minute repairs...
Self-confessed non-camper Karen Laski spends 12 days in the wild and enjoys (almost) every minute of it.
The dance of fear and desire. The duel of friction and gravity. The deadlock of speed and security. The first moments of the first morning of the first run. The blind boogie of bumps. The run that never ends. This IS skiing.
Be adventurous, be bold, be outrageous. Grab a single plank and follow your kids to the slopes. You won't be disappointed.