Vanessa Doveno

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Backcountry Navigation with Incomplete or Out-of-Date Maps

The United States Geological Survey stopped sending field observers to verify and update the location and existence of recreational trails, power …

Hiking

Low Water Levels Reveal Buddha Carving in Eastern China

NANCHANG, CHINA—<i>Xinhua News</i> reports that archaeologists have examined a 12-foot-tall Buddha statue that has been submerged in Hongmen Reservoir in …

Archaeology

The World's Most Inexpensive Faceting Machine

The Trail Less Trashed

Use these 32 strategies to reduce your impact on the environment—and help guarantee backcountry access in the future.<p>I go to the backcountry because …

Western Riding

Bold wolf prompts tent camping ban in Banff National Park

Failing to keep campsites clean can result in $25,000 fine<p><b>Update Aug. 4, 2016: The wolf has been killed by Parks Canada officials.</b><p>More than 200 …

The Delicious Mystery Surrounding the First Woman to Circum-Bike the World

Two misogynists walk into a Boston bar. One bets $20,000 that a woman can’t ride a bike as far as a man. The wager is accepted, and the woman to …

Tour de France

Do I Get Up to Pee or Not?

It’s not the waking sounds of the day that force your eyes open, nor the sun peaking over the rim of the canyon, nor the buzz of the bug that …

How (Not) To Properly Cache Food

<i>Earlier this week, we gave you some ideas on how plan food for thru-hikers. Here’s an, um, alternative take:</i><p>So you’ve planned a long trip. So long, …

Historical Badass: Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton

While on an expedition in 1855, Sir Richard Francis Burton was lying in his tent on the remote Horn of Africa when roughly 200 Somali warriors …

Horn of Africa

Mountain Bikers, Trail Runners Face Increased Bear Risk

On Wednesday afternoon, 38-year-old U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer Brad Treat was mountain biking with a friend near Halfmoon Lakes, …

Trail Running

The Lost in Canyon Country

“A helluva place to lose a cow,” Mormon pioneer Ebenezer Bryce allegedly quipped about the southern Utah scarp of hoodoos that still bears his name. …

A Weekend Cabin Without the Cabin

Funny, just this week AJ’s reader poll asked you guys to weigh in on the topic of glamping, then this striking bit of lodging came across our …

Retreating Glaciers Signal a Meltdown for Alaska

In late June, the Mendenhall Glacier was melting fast–and the lake below was rising. Reports of the water level were coming in every hour to the …

100 Raw Seconds of Mountain Bike Epicness - adventure journal

No music, no slow-mo, just great footage and a cool edit to fuel the MTB stoke.<p>Hat’s off to whomever at Red Bull that came up with the idea for Raw …

Capturing Canada’s “Amazon of the North”

Along the northern reaches of Canada sits the Boreal, the largest intact forest in the world. It covers nearly 60 percent of the Great White North in …

tree

An Astronaut's View: Photos From 6 Months in Space

The sun reflects off of Earth as night approaches, April 5, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 17<p>Tim Peake, the European Space Agency's first British …