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The 2019 Ford Ranger Is the Mid-Size Pickup to Beat

After a seven-year hiatus, Ford is returning to the mid-size truck segment. Its entry, the 2019 Ford Ranger, promises to be the best small-ish truck you can buy. I spent a day poring over the new Ranger in the photo studio and came away really excited about this vehicle. Here's why.<p>It’s important …

Trucks

10 Best Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes of 2018

Hiking Boots and trail shoes are becoming much lighter weight. There’s no doubt about it. We surveyed hundred of backpackers to find out what their …

Shoes

Better Fly Fishing: How to Perfect Your Forward Cast

This video from RIO teaches fishers how to properly perform a forward cast while demonstrating common problems along the way.<p><b>RIO’s brand manager</b> …

C&K’s Guide to Holiday Gear

There's nothing like a heavyweight, toasty jacket waiting in the take-out vehicle after a cold day on the river. The Walls Weldon Jac Shirt ($99) …

Different Strokes: Expedition Canoeing (Part 1)

<b>By: Conor Mihell and Frank Wolf</b><p>Over the years, I've followed adventurer, photojournalist and filmmaker Frank Wolf's expeditions with awe. He cut his …

Five Classic Southern Ontario Whitewater Rivers

Lower Magnetawan River. Photo by Jim Baird.<p><i>Attention whitewater paddlers: Water levels are still high here in Southern Ontario due to a very rainy</i> …

Adventure Travel

7 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In New Hampshire With A Spectacular End View

This 3.8 mile loop trail will take you to the top of a mountain without suffering for too long, and your effort will be rewarded with …

Go Deep, Go Long – Four Wild Paddling Destinations in the Lower 48

<i>It's no secret that I've nurtured a love affair with the rivers of the Far North. What captured me, decades ago, and what still holds me, is the</i> …

National Parks

New Bill Aims to Unravel Law that Protects Public Lands

The House Natural Resources Committee is rushing to vote on a new bill Wednesday afternoon that guts the Antiquities Act, a law that protects public …

1 of Oldest Native American Birch-Bark Canoes Now on Display

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press<p>BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — One of the oldest-known examples of a Native American birch-bark canoe is on display at a …

Senate Republicans just sent a message about oil drilling in Arctic wildlife refuge

Environmentalists are bracing for the first big appropriations fight, over a poison pill that could wreck the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.<p>Forces …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The edge of reason: the world’s boldest climb and the man who conquered it

When Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan in Yosemite, solo and without ropes, many hailed it as his sport’s ultimate feat. Tom McCarthy talks to the world’s greatest ‘big wall climber’ and asks if we should glorify such extreme risks<p>Climbers love history. Dates, difficulty ratings, the names of the …

Outdoors