Madeline Kay

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Primal screams, blood and burns: What it's like to survive a lightning strike

Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California.<p>From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it.<p>“It hit that …

New Gear: 6 Items That Have Us Stoked For Autumn Adventures

<b>It's the fall season—nights are cooler, foliage is brighter and new opportunities for adventure await.</b><p>From travel gear, to camping kits, to survival …

Republicans rip Rand for rejecting Obamacare repeal

And the Kentucky senator is just fine with that.<p>Rand Paul might soon go down as the Republican who saved Obamacare — and he couldn’t care less.<p>"I'm actually happy to be out there as the leading advocate for repealing Obamacare, not keeping it," the Kentucky Republican said in an interview. Of his …

Grand Staircase Loop

Wending its way through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Grand Staircase Loop is a …

Bikepacking

The Happy Camper: Let's Go Kayaking

<b>I prefer canoeing, but I never judge how people travel in the wilderness.</b> I don’t think the ATV is Lucifer’s chariot, or that backpacking seems to be …

The Bodies Of Dead Climbers On Everest Are Serving As Guideposts

There have been over 200 climbing deaths on Mount Everest and many of the bodies remain at the mountain to serve as a grave reminder for those who …

Mountaineering

Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

The Trump administration's plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America's national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation's most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves.<p>The plan, which the White House has been keeping …

Forests

Readers' Choice: Vote for the best attractions in the Northeast

10Best is over halfway through building our ultimate American travel bucket list. So far, our readers have picked their favorite state attractions in …

All National Parks Are Offering Free Admission on April 21

Looking for something to do this weekend that's both outdoorsy <i>and</i> free? To kick off National Park Week, you can visit any one of the National Park …

National Parks

This expedition to Havasu Falls might be exactly what you need this fall

There’s something magical about the transition from summer into fall. And if you’re looking for a trip that can live up to the hype that surrounds …

Best Surf Towns In America 2017, No. 9: Kill Devil Hills, NC

The Best Places in the U.S. To Eat, Sleep, Work, and Shred<p><i>If, as Leo Tolstoy once wrote in Anna Karenina, "All happy families are alike...," then all</i> …

The Most Beautiful Forests to Visit in Washington State

Washington isn’t called the Evergreen State for nothing — the state is filled with greenery, from ferns on the forest floors to towering Douglas firs …

Ordinary Scenes from the Extra-Terrestrial Landscape of the American Southwest

In his series <i>The Fire in the Freezer</i>, Tucson, Arizona artist Serge J-F. Levy documents “the small happenings of life and the ordinary scenes in the …

Trail-Running Books for Your Reading List

There is nothing like leaning back in a deck chair on a warm summer night dreaming about running. What will tomorrow’s adventure bring? The only …

The 10 best national parks to visit in fall

Fewer crowds and stunning foliage make for an epic trip<p>For most of the 58 national parks in the United States, summer is high season. Tourists from around the world come to see the Grand Canyon, hike Rocky Mountain National Park, or watch a geyser explode in Yellowstone. But perhaps the best time …

Looking Back at the History of Hiking in America

“Why would anyone enjoy deliberately walking around in nature?” is an initial question. As a longtime junior high school teacher, it was a challenge …

The West’s Best State Parks

States of happiness<p>National parks, with their PBS documentaries and commemorative 25-cent pieces, grab the attention. But let’s hear it for the …

Five iPhone Accessories Chris Burkard Always Carries

It’s hard to keep track of Chris Burkard. One week he's shooting surfers in California, and the next he’s trekking through Alaska. Most recently, he’s been on the road promoting his film <i>Under the Arctic Sky</i>, a movie about surfing in Iceland.<p>Burkard shoots his project with regular cameras, but …

Autumn is coming!

The start of September means that autumn is just around the corner. Manish Mamtani took this shot in September 2016 in Grand Teton National Park in …

With a 25-pound pack, Joe McConaughy breaks Appalachian Trail speed record

Joe McConaughy is the kind of person to whom things come easily. In 2014, after setting out on the Pacific Crest Trail for the first time, he broke the supported speed record. Supported, in hiking terms, means you have a team that meets you along the way with supplies. Eight months ago, when he …

Hiking

Grand Canyon on the Brink

Public lands "will tumble away" unless people act, according to Stephen Nash<p>The secretary of the interior’s recent recommendation against eliminating …

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Climbing

Top Wow Spots of Joshua Tree National Park

Wonderland of Rocks<p>An area where towering stacks of jumbled boulders create a labyrinth in the heart of the park, Wonderland of Rocks can be explored …

National Parks

Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

There is a three-way trail junction at the start. Take the middle trail for Emerald Lake. At 1.8 miles in, you cross a spring and switchback north …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

70-Year-Old Kayaker Crosses Atlantic, Keeps Going

The last time we checked in on serial trans-Atlantic kayaker Alexander ‘Olek’ Doba, the 70-year-‘young’ Polish adventurer was in a bad spot. After …

Teen hiker lost in Tennessee forest for 11 days turns up 'looking fine'

A teenager who went missing in a dense Tennessee forest for 11 days has been found in "good condition".<p>Austin Bohanan got lost after being separated …

The Best Gear for $15 or Less at REI’s Labor Day Sale

Sure, you can splurge on a steeply marked-down tent that’d normally cost an arm and a leg (and might still). Or you can stock up on tons of these easily overlooked essentials.<p>Honey Stinger Energy Waffle ($1)<p>Fashioned after a Dutch stroopwafel, Honey Stinger’s version is completely made from organic …

Staff Picks: The Gear We Always Have On Our Desks

Here at <i>Outside,</i> our editors like to skin up the ski area before work and ride single track in the evenings. But during the heat of the day, most of us sit in front of a computer, often editing stories about far-away adventures. To keep us focused and motivated, we each have our own favorite piece …

Travel and The Art of Eating Dinner Solo

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>One of the hardest parts of solo traveling is eating …