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The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking

Novartis says 82 percent of leukemia patients in remission after CAR-T

An experimental cancer therapy being developed by Novartis AG eliminated an aggressive form of blood cancer in 82 percent of children and young adults treated with modified immune cells in a mid-stage trial, the company said on Saturday.<p>Interim results from the multi-center trial for 50 patients …

Our 10 Favorite Campsites in America

Having a great camping experience is as much about the people you’re with as it is about the campsite, but there’s no doubt that having a great view …

Insider's Guide to Yellowstone National Park

<i>Map illustration by Nicole Varvitsiotes</i><p>Why Go Now<p>July is undeniably the busiest month at almost all of our national parks, but for good reason. …

The Ultimate Guide To Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park receives about 2 million visitors per year (on average). That makes it the 10th most visited National Park in the country-- a …

One Place To Camp Before You Die

<i>The Tetons, captured here after a late autumn snowfall, are America's most iconic mountain range. Image (c) Danielle Lehle</i><p>Jackie Skaggs's first brush with Grand Teton National Park mirrors so many children's first national park experience. It was from the backseat of the family sedan.<p>"I was born …

National Parks

Epic National Park Hiking Trails

Whether your idea of a hike involves hardcore boots, trekking poles, and backcountry maps, or a pair of sneakers, water bottle, and paved trails with …

Hiking

Bats, volcanos, crocs: 12 hair-raising national parks and monuments

1. Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, California<p>Half Dome, a granite monolith, is the rock star of Yosemite. Hike the beast, nearly 8,800 feet above sea level, and you can call yourself a rock star, too.<p>2. Bat flight at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico<p>Each night during the summer, when …

9 incredible places in Montana you’ve probably never heard of

1. Flathead Lake (south of Kalispell)<p>The largest freshwater lake in the West, Flathead Lake is ringed by 185 miles of shoreline where you’ll find …

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

Amazing places in California where you can camp for free

Didn't bother making reservations? Want to avoid crowds? If you're willing to get a little more outdoorsy than an RV at a hookup, the Bureau of Land Management has a lot of options for you this Labor Day.<p>The BLM manages millions of acres of U.S. land — one-eighth of the country's landmass — and …

San Francisco

The Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler

Grand Teton has some of the most rugged peaks and terrain in the country. Located only a few miles south of overly crowded Yellowstone, this park is …

Hiking

Ten Spectacular Overnight Trips in Shenandoah National Park

With 200,000 acres of protected wilderness, Shenandoah National Park is perfect for any adventure seeker. Shenandoah offers views along the scenic …

Hiking

Some of Our Favorite Camping Gear — Tools and Toys

For those of us who enjoy cooler weather, camping season is just around the corner. For some, it’s already been going on all summer.<p>Whether you’re …

How to Monitor Your Skin for Cancer

Discuss a possible photo op with your doctor. If he or she thinks it’s worthwhile, you’ll be given a scrip for the shoot.<p>For the nearest location, go to canfieldsci.com or digitalderm.com.<p>Dr. Nasir has a few more tips to keep your skin healthy this summer.<p><b>Pull Down All the Shades</b><br>“I compete in …

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

How To Build Your Own Solar Power Generator For Under $150

9 Best-Ever Recipes to Take Camping

These nine delicious foods are great for post-hike snacks and open-fire cooking. They're sure to make everyone a super happy camper.<p>These nine …

Food

Yosemite's 10 Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

Hiking
Cooking

The 7 best outdoors apps for your iPhone

The great outdoors offer a lot of opportunities for adventures, from camping and backpacking to rock climbing and hunting. Whatever your pleasure, …

Camping

8 Exercises to Help You Get Bigger Arms Like the Rock

“Just so we’re clear, that doesn’t mean performing endless sets of curls,” says Schoenfeld. “Hammering away at one exercise won’t give you arms that pop—you have to work the full spectrum of muscle fibers throughout your arm in multiple ways from multiple angles.”<p>And that’s exactly what you’ll do …

A Big-Muscle Workout Plan for Skinny Guys

But what if I tell you it doesn’t have to be that way? That you can pack on slabs of muscle, too?<p>The 60-day plan below is designed specifically for ectomorphs, or “hard gainers.” It focuses on making you bigger and stronger.<p>To steal a line from strength coach Greg Nuckols: “To get stronger, you …

The Geek's Hiking Bag

Being a tech enthusiast means carrying around a few extras when you go hiking. Here’s what Lifehacker reader Random Michelle carries when she and her …

Camping

This High-Load Squat Exercise Will Help You Build Stronger Leg Muscles, and Make You Faster

The researchers think the drills incites a phenomenon called "post-activation potentiation," which primes your muscles to generate powerful strength.<p>But the move isn't just a boon for swimmers. It can help enhance your performance on any activity that requires fast, powerful moves, like basketball, …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

South America

Upper-Body Fitness Challenge

Here’s how it works: Perform the overhead press, biceps curl, pushup, and bent-over row back-to-back without rest. That’s 1 round. Complete 4 rounds as fast as possible, following the prescribed number of reps per round listed below.<p>The number of reps quickly accumulates, so Durkin recommends using …

The 8 Biggest Sun Protection Mistakes

You wear sunscreen, but . . .<p><b>You Don't Wear Enough</b><br>A 2007 study in the <i>British Journal of Dermatology</i> revealed a huge gap between a sunscreen's theoretical sun-protection factor (SPF) and its real-world protection, because sunscreen users often apply only a quarter of the recommended amount. "You …