Outdoors

Missing California Hikers Found In Embrace After Apparent Murder-Suicide

The couple, missing since July, may have been lost in Joshua Tree National Park with no water.<p>A young California couple who vanished during a hiking trip in the desert almost three months ago died in a murder-suicide near a trail, investigators said Friday. Their embraced bodies were discovered in …

News (U.S.)

Outdoor 100 Winter 2017

Outdoor 100 Winter 2017<p>Supported by Land Rover - Above & Beyond<p>The <b>100 Best Outdoor Products</b> for Winter 2017<p><b>Welcome to the Outdoor 100, your complete</b> …

Backpacking

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

Olympic National Park

Top Wow Spots of Olympic National Park

Old Big Leaf Maple Trees<p>Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh …

National Parks

Three Survival Skills from Bear Grylls Academy

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy teaches the necessary bushcraft skills to head deep into the woods and come out alive with 24-hour beginner courses …

Backpacking

Prehistoric-looking critter found 4 miles offshore is saved by kayaker; video

A kayaker was on his way back from an offshore trip in the Florida Keys when he spotted in the distance a weird-shaped object floating in the …

Nature

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

<b>Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado</b><p>I have been looking forward to writing this entry for months! (picture me dramatically coming in like Risky …

Colorado

How to Hang a Bear Bag

Master the art of selecting a safe cook site and storing your smellables in a bear bag with a help from photographer Matt Hage.

Backpacking

A man went fishing four miles offshore and somehow found an iguana

<b>A man was kayak fishing four miles off the coast when he noticed something unusual floating in the distance.</b><p>He pulled up alongside the mysterious …

Fishing

There’s More to the 46 ‘High Peaks’ of the Adirondacks Than Hiking

Over the past century, a community has developed around these mountain peaks, each over 4,000 feet in elevation.<p>My sons and I were on the trail that …

Culture

Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

CALISTOGA, Calif. — On a blackened hillside across the road from Napa Valley’s prized vineyards, investigators have cordoned off driveways and posted round-the-clock security guards, forming a protective seal around what is believed to be the origin of the most destructive fire in California …

News (U.S.)

11 Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites Right Here in the U.S.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more widely known as UNESCO, has been shining the spotlight on unique and …

National Parks

Congressional attack on national monuments ignores America’s conservation history

The misleadingly named “National Monument Creation and Protection Act,” which narrowly passed the House Natural Resources Committee last week, is an …

National Parks

These Luxury 'Ski-in' Treehouses Will Help You Make the Most of This Ski Season

Ski season is short. Don’t make it shorter with long treks to the slopes.<p>This year, skiers who rent a home at Snow Bear Chalets at Whitefish Mountain …

Skiing

Heavy Duty, Ultra-Breathable: Tactical Kilt Review

Long before fitness trackers, energy gels, and three-layer waterproof membranes, people ventured into the outdoors to do tough work, not just have …

Backpacking

Fear and Loathing on Montana’s Middle Fork of the Flathead

Anxiety squatted over our preparations like a brewing storm – that special mix of exhilaration and dread before a daunting run. The guidebook I …

Kayaking

'Everest reduced me to tears': Sir Chris Bonington on his life in mountaineering

British climber Sir Chris Bonington discusses conquering the greatest peaks in the world, staying active in his 80s, and why he feels lucky to be alive<p>A mountaineer has to be selfish<p>“The difficult thing to rationalise about mountaineering is how you in fact can love your wife deeply, and you can …

It’s Riley’s World and We’re All Just Living In It

I’ve received a lot of questions/comments about Riley’s diet and or safety on the trail. Hopefully this post answers most if not all of those …

Health

How to go Glacier Kayaking in British Columbia

Glacier kayaking in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia is a surreal experience. Most of us don’t put snow and kayaking together, but Nick …

British Columbia

Feeling surrounded by a persistent pet peeve

I again have encountered one of my grammatical pet peeves in a Post article. In this case, in the Oct. 13 front-page article “ Exhausted crews battle a ‘once-in-a-career fire,’ ” about the tragic fires in California’s wine country. The article described Woodley Place as “a line of modest houses …

Opinion

As colors change, a national guide to leaf-peeping

There are few harbingers of seasonal change as dramatic as fall foliage. When entire hillsides of hardwood forests transform from varying shades of …

Road Trips

Meet the first blind rock climber to summit the tallest peak on every continent; video

Summiting the tallest peak on every continent is no small task. As a rock climber, it is certainly a very nice feather in one’s cap. But to do that …

Adventure Travel

Kayak Fishing: 6-FOOT SAILFISH, Kingfish and Big Sharks

When success is right on the tip of the pole!

Kayaking

East Canyon and Rice Canyon Trails to Mission Peak

An out-and-back trail with two canyon routes and the option to continue on to Mission Peak. Rice Canyon trail follows a creek and ends with a vista …

Adventure Travel

Tricking Trout in Colorado on Jackson Kayak’s Coosa FD

Fall is an incredible time of year, especially in the Colorado high country with the glowing aspen groves, crisp air, and warm sun. When Nissan …

Kayaking

Volunteers complete major work on Coast to Coast path | The Great Outdoors

20th October 2017<p><b>A 220m-long flagged path has been laid across a badly eroded section of the C2C trail</b><p>It’s one of the biggest rights of way …

Backpacking

This Week's Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned. We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from …

Appalachian Trail

Why protecting the habitat of the Northern Spotted Owl sparks forest fires

<i>This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site.</i><p>This past summer, wildfires scorched nearly eight million acres across Washington, Oregon, …

Endangered Species

National Park Journal

NATIONAL PARK JOURNAL is the authority on national park travel and is devoted to bringing the national park experience to the palm of your hand. …

National Parks

Find adventure this fall in nearby mountain towns

Print<p>The Japanese call it ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ and, simply put, it means spending time outdoors for better mind and body health. Some may think that’s not …

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