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Bear stuck in a strong current gets sucked into a waterfall

A camper in Yosemite National Park witnessed an embarrassing moment for a juvenile bear.<p>Backpackers stumbled across two bears near a river on …

9 of the Best Glacier National Park Hikes | The Planet D

Located in Montana, Glacier National Park offers many great hiking experiences. The park is full of amazing natural wonders of fresh blue lakes, …

Shoot like a pro with the iPhone

Here's how to get the best results from your smartphone photography.<p>The iPhones have always packed some of the best phone cameras you can buy, capturing shots that give many dSLRs a run for their money. Even better, since your phone is almost always with you, you're ready to shoot whenever an …

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

Workouts

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

Immune System

20 Self Improvement Tips That Will Change Your Life

Shares 48.9K<p>I say all of the time that if you aren’t focusing on self development, you are just sitting on the sidelines of life.<p>So the question …

8 Reasons To Explore Washington's North Cascades National Park

<i>Just one of what seems like a million waterfalls that can be found in and around North Cascades National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>North Cascades National Park is a confluence of many of our favorite naturally occurring exquisite things--brilliantly colored alpine lakes, evergreen expanses, …

4 Secrets For Ultralight Backpacking

There's no denying that a lighter pack can help make backpacking less strenuous and more enjoyable. So, with all the high-quality backpacking gear …

Backpacking

Wim Hof The Iceman Demonstrates His Breathing Technique with Lewis Howes

The Definitive Superfood Ranking

It seems like everything in the grocery store is labeled "super." We dove into which foods are actually proven, by science, to be good for you and which ones are all hype.<p>Food marketers know that if they call their product a superfood, it’s sure to sell. Take quinoa, for example. In the early …

Nutrition

How to Become a Better Husband Today | Men's Health

8 Incredibly Easy Ways to Be a Better Husband Today<p>No expensive gifts or grand gestures required<p>shutterstock<p>It’s easy to roll your eyes at suggestions about how to be a better partner.<p>You’ve been married to this person for ... how many years now?<p>You know the things you should be doing, like …

How to Cook the Perfect Salmon | Men's Health

The Perfect Salmon Recipe<p><b>What You’ll Need:</b><p>6 oz skin-on salmon fillet<br>2 Tbsp vegetable oil<br>Salt and pepper<br>Lemon juice<p><b>How to Make It:</b><p>Use a cast-iron or carbon steel pan (not aluminum or stainless steel). As a rule of thumb, you want a dark cooking surface.<p>Turn your stovetop up to high heat and be sure …

fall in lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s iridescent blue color is unmistakably the most celebrated aspect of this gargantuan alpine lake. From the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s …

Hiking

12 of the most spectacular hikes in California

Mt. Whitney<p>Michael Shainblum<p>If you don’t have time for the John Muir trail you can still summit Mt. Whitney since the peak is accessible via a …

10 California Backpacking Trips on My Bucket List

I remember my first backpacking trip in California like it was yesterday. I was working at a summer camp on Fallen Leaf Lake and my day-off crew …

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Five things a surfer can do in a swimming pool

Going on vacation with your family is a great opportunity to compensate your loved ones for the 52 weekends when the search for waves is, for us …

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

Hiking

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Get Outside: Marin's 10 Best Day Hikes

Marin County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and biking trails, beaches, and lighthouses spread across the …

Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

Hiking

10 Steps to Be a Better Father

After all the emotion, all the yelling, all the laughter, I have distilled the duties and demands down to a decade of Daddy dicta.<p>Herewith, on behalf of all God’s children and the men who love them, the Ten Commandments of Dad.<p><b>Be Big</b><br>In spirit, that is.<p>Consider some of the guys who have gone before …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

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 …

Make Networking Suck Less | Men's Health

However, the lawyers who stayed positive about schmoozing with new clients ended up billing more hours than their peers who were negative or avoided networking activities altogether.<p>Networking is a necessary evil no matter your field, says lead study author Francesca Gino, Ph.D. The higher you are …

"We can’t afford simplistic, binary thinking with food production"

As head of R&D for a major vegetable seed company, I get to travel around the world to meet with farmers and many other veggie-loving stakeholders …

Farming

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

A one-stop guide on what to wear while hiking this spring and summer<p><i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for …

Backpacking