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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 …

National Parks

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 …

Native Americans

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

Forces in Congress are moving to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, bypassing debate by including the …

U.S. Congress

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

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

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What happened to Mallory & Irvine – A Synopsis<p>The following reconstruction of the events surrounding Mallory and Irvine’s summit attempt in 1924 is …

Iceland’s Best Waterfall Runs

Check out some of the best waterfalls runs in Iceland featuring Aniol Serrasolses, Eric parker and the Wells brothers (Todd and Brendan). The footage …

Iceland

Was Thoreau Just a Slacker and a Hypocrite?

Few writers have had reputations so unfairly maligned by cynical character assassination as Henry David Thoreau. A masterful new biography rescues him from these shallow attacks.<p>About my eleventh grade English class, I remember very little, and none of it very pleasant. Miss Elizabeth Kapp, a stern …

Literature

Jimmy Chin’s brushes with death and the “greatest athletic human feat”

VAIL — Imagine executing a flawless, Olympic-level gymnastics routine, says world-renowned photographer, director and mountaineer Jimmy Chin.“It has …

Outdoors

Mt Resolution and the South Knob

South Knob of Mt Resolution (middle right ledge)Mt Resolution (3415′) is an open summit at the south end of the Montablan Range, just off the Davis …

Adventure Travel

Alex Honnold’s Perfect Climb

In the first light of dawn on June 3rd, two rock climbers approached the base of El Capitan, the towering stone heart of Yosemite National Park. They were first overwhelmed—everyone is—by the sweep of golden granite reaching twenty-seven hundred feet into the sky. Then they noticed a lone figure, …

Adventure Travel

Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent Ever

Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall.<p>YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA—Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold on Saturday became the first person to scale the iconic nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using ropes or other …

Outdoors

Destination: Two Long-Weekend Canoe Routes on the French River, Ontario

<b>Photos and words by Shawn James</b><p>The French River<p>To call your self a backcountry camper in Ontario, Canada, an overnight trip on the French River is a …

Adventure Travel

How to Land More Fish With a Fly Rod: Tips and Techniques For Keeping Your Fish On The Line

When it comes to learning how to cast, read the water, and make a presentation to fish with a fly rod, there is no shortage of information available. …

Best Paddling Towns: Fayetteville, West Virginia

Fayetteville (pop. 3,000) sits on the edge of the New River Gorge, and just down the road from the Gauley River. As such, it has become a mecca for …

Travel

Native American governments are calling Trump but he won’t pick up the phone

The White House is picking a costly, long fight in Utah, tribal leaders say.<p>President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are ignoring the …

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassan virus

Summer is nearly here, and it’s bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and …

Appalachian Trail

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

Kayaking Upper Cherry Creek in California part 3

The 40 Most Significant Tools and Toys Ever Designed

For 40 years, <i>Outside</i> has tested and ranked gear that allows us to venture farther, go faster, and do both more comfortably. The following products are the ones that truly stood out for their sheer inventiveness and impact.<p><b>DJI Phantom 1 Drone</b><p>Good consumer drones really didn’t exist until the 2013 …

Swiss Army Knives

Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk To Attempt One of the Toughest Free-Climbs in North America

While we're obviously still gearing up for a very busy Himalayan climbing season in the days ahead, there are other interesting expeditions in the …

Paddle the Parks: Apostle Islands National Park

No Better Place<p><b>Apostle Islands National Park, Wisconsin</b> <b><br>By Dave Costello</b><p>The sun is setting, but we can't see it inside the cave. Twilight spills in …

National Parks

How Wolves Change Rivers

YouTube

Interview: E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin on Scaling "Meru"

Some men may claim they’d scale mountains to win the love of their future wives, but Jimmy Chin actually did it. He just didn’t know it for a couple …

The 40 Most Iconic Places on the Planet

For 40 years, <i>Out</i>side has sent writers on first descents of rivers, explored the latest fads in fitness and nutrition, watched Everest go from the proving ground of serious mountaineers to a playground for rich explorers, and tested more gear than we could possibly count. As part of our 40th …

Alpe d'Huez

Legendary Swiss route re-climbed

For a quarter-century, no one was able to repeat the “Metanoia” route up Switzerland’s notorious Eiger North Face that American climbing legend Jeff …