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7 Tips on How to Be the Best Tentmate Ever

Hey, do you like camping and backpacking with your friends? Of course you do. So obviously you’d like to be invited on lots of trips. How do you get …

Here’s a Campfire Playlist As Alternative to Mother Nature’s

There are those who believe the sanctity of wild places should not be polluted with man made sound waves, that Mother Nature herself provides the …

Hotels Are Boring, and Your Tent Is Rickety—Stay in a Yurt Instead

When you don’t need a full-scale lodge or hotel room but want to stay in shelter that’s a little more protected and outfitted than a tent, try a teepee or yurt. Midwinter, you can find snow-covered yurts with ski-in, ski-out backcountry access and wood-burning stoves, while in warmer weather, …

National Parks

30 Terrifying Trails

The Narrows, Longs Peak, Colorado<p>The “Keyhole” is the route of choice for most Longs Peak climbers, but it’s also no stranger to fatalities.<p>Half Dome …

5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Los Angeles

While most people think of Los Angeles as a smog-covered concrete jungle, it’s actually brimming with wildlife and nature-rich opportunities—making …

10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Study during the week. Bag peaks on the …

College & University

Five Fire Lookout Cabins With Amazing Views

In the early 1900s, thousands of lookout stations were built across the Western U.S. to spot wildfires. The bare-bones dwellings atop mountains from Montana to California numbered around 5,000 by the 1930s. Over the years, modern fire surveillance technology rendered these cabins useless, and many …

Hiking

Hiking Through Tragedy

How the Pacific Crest Trail helped one grieving thru-hiker heal<p>Kira Sandiford hiked the Pacific Crest Trail’s entire 2,600 miles last year, but long …

Hiking in the Heart of Washington, D.C.? Yes, It's a Thing.

There aren’t many major cities that can claim to have true hiking trails within a mile of downtown. Washington, D.C. is one of them.<p>Rock Creek Park …

Hiking Navigation Gear List

My Navigation Toolkit consists of a couple of maps, compass, whistle, watch, altimeter, pencil, paper, and a smartphone running the Gaia Navigation …

Backpacking

Meet Steve and Gina Slaby, Trail Running's Little-Known Power Couple

At the Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass 50K on January 21, 2017, race director Herb Reeves was surprised to see the first finishers striding casually …

Forces of nature: six of Britain’s most breathtaking waterfalls

From the Isle of Skye to the Brecon Beacons, the UK is home to a stunning selection of falls. Some make great picnic spots, others are perfect for abseiling – and all of them are worth visiting<p>For sale: Hardraw Force, the waterfall at the back of a Yorkshire pub<p><b>Falling Foss</b><b>, near Sleights, North</b> …

Hiking

Backpacker turns Ikea's strangely tough shopping bags into an ultralight backpack

Ultralight backpacks cost a pretty penny, so why not save some cash and make your own? With $6 worth of Ikea reusable shopping bags, a chopped up wet …

Backpacking

The Best Long Hiking Trails in the United States

Come for the workout, stay for the views.<p>If you're trying to find yourself, forget someone, or just stick to your New Year’s resolution, you should …

Hiking

3 Reasons You Should Visit Thor's Well

The rocky, volcanic features of the Oregon coast make for some fantastic photographic opportunities, from the seastacks along Cannon Beach to the …

Get 12 yards in 12 minutes with Belen Mozo

If you watched Justin Thomas over the past two weeks in Hawaii, you might have noticed how well he uses the ground to create power in his golf swing. Aided by a firm, downhill fairway, one of his drives at the SBS Tournament of Champions went 409 yards. Yikes. Justin looks like he's leaping off the …

Golf