Outdoors

The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2017

Our three favorite kicks for the trail.<p><i>Photo:</i> Salomon<p>Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX<p><b>Best For:</b> Techy ridge running.<p><b>The Test:</b> If the Speedcross has a spirit animal, it’s the wily mountain goat. With its big, gummy lugs, moderately narrow performance last, and Gore-Tex waterproof bootie, this shoe is as …

Trail Running

10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias

What can grow as tall as a skyscraper and live for millennia? That would be the giant sequoia, one of the most impressive tree species on the planet. …

National Parks

5 trail running retreats for every trail runner

For many, summer camp is synonymous with cramped cabins, rank-smelling campers, bland cafeteria food and the dreaded Name Game (just call me Jumpy …

Trail Running

The Best Way to Buy Niche Outdoor Gear Just Got Better

Last year, we published a story on Big Outdoors, an Idaho-based company looking to make it easier for people to purchase hard-to-find niche outdoor …

Camping

A kid-friendly guide to Yosemite

My 5-year-old is so giddy, he’s doing a happy dance atop his father’s shoulders. It’s a crisp Saturday morning, and we are standing before Yosemite’s …

National Parks

Backpacker Lists 12 Big Hiking Adventures for 2017

We are almost two months into 2017 already, and I'm sure by now many of you have already made plans for your adventures for the year ahead. But, if …

Adventure Travel

3 Times Pipeline Ruptures Damaged the Environment and How You Can Keep This From Happening Again

Fossil fuels are known to have a negative impact on our environment, yet the demand for them continues to increase. So much in fact, that there are …

Environment

Jane Fonda took her 8-year-old co-star fly fishing

A post shared by Iain Armitage (@iainlovestheatre) on Oct 19, 2016 at 9:32am PDT<p>Jane Fonda is taking her on-screen role as a grandmother very …

Fishing

Taking A Motorcycle Cruise To The Four Corners

Want to be in four states at once?<p>A good starting point for this trip is Las Vegas. Take I-15 to Utah, then crisscross back and forth along the …

National Parks

These Transparent Kayaks Let You See the Ocean Below You

For those who want to see just how dazzling the ocean's coral reefs and marine life can be, a kayak company has the answer.<p>The Crystal Explorer from …

Kayak Fishing

The Ultimate Travel Adventure: Living on the Edge on the Via Ferrata in Telluride

There are only 4 via ferrata routes in the U.S. – and the one in Telluride just so happens to be over the largest waterfall in Colorado.<p>Via ferratas …

Mountaineering

Two Protected Elk Found Dead in Western North Carolina

According to a story filed today by the Smoky Mountain News, two young bull elk were found dead on a North Carolina dairy farm on Tuesday, January 31.<p>…

National Parks

"Chimney Tops could be closed for years following fire"

Smoky Mountain News is reporting that the <b>Chimney Tops Trail</b> could be closed for years as a result of the November wildfires.<p>Last week Holly Kays from …

National Parks

Find places to hike, mountain bike, climb, and ski using REI’s mobile apps

Why it matters to you<p>Need help mapping your next outdoor adventure? REI's apps have you covered for just about anything.<p>With more than 145 retail …

Camping

Found: Strange Graffiti on 4 of Washington's Most Famous Monuments

Over President’s Day weekend, a crowd gathered at the National Mall in D.C., and around 11 p.m. one of those people was defacing national monuments. …

President'S Day

12 Things You Must Try on Your First Trip to The South

If you've held out this long, you're going to need to do some catching up. Here are a few places to cross off your list.<p>The South is a vast place …

Country Lifestyle

Hideaway Camping - South West England campsite

Site Info<p>Pitches<p>Tent camping across a grassy 24-acres, plus 1 shepherd's hut, 1 bowtop gypsy caravan, 1 Airstream trailer and 2 igloos (due for …

Camping

7 Common Misconceptions about Zion and St. George

Visiting St. George for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t spent much time in Utah, but I knew the stereotypes – Mormons and …

National Parks

The Golden Ticket to A Dream Hut Trip

“What does holy mean? It’s from the church, right?” Seb asked.<p>“It’s something sacred,” Kevin answered.<p>Seb was quiet, then said, “We’re in a holy …

Skiing

Canyoneering vs. Rock Climbing – What’s the Difference and Which Should You Try in Zion?

When presented with a list of the outdoor activities in the St. George/ Zion area, your eyes may get a little glossy as virtually every active …

Rock Climbing

Bazaar Travel Guide 2017: Going Wild

Head back to nature and prepare for some close encounters with birds and beasts at these eco-luxe escapes<p>Head back to nature and prepare for some …

Adventure Travel

Chelan attractions

FOOD & WINE<p>Recipes<p>Wine & Drinks<p>Techniques<p>Fast & Fresh<p>Holidays<p>Parties & Menus<p>Garden to Table<p>How-To Videos<p>GARDEN<p>Living With Drought<p>Garden Basics<p>Edible …

Lifestyle

Six great groves

FOOD & WINE<p>Recipes<p>Wine & Drinks<p>Techniques<p>Fast & Fresh<p>Holidays<p>Parties & Menus<p>Garden to Table<p>How-To Videos<p>GARDEN<p>Living With Drought<p>Garden Basics<p>Edible …

National Parks

22 beautiful road trips to take this spring

Remember when Dorothy dozes off among scarlet poppies in The Wizard of Oz? Well, those vivid flowers weren’t just a figment of Hollywood magic. Similar poppies set California’s Antelope Valley ablaze in spring, luring road-trippers from L.A. and beyond.<p>The arrival of spring inspires us to break out …

National Parks

All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC: Sarah Hueniken leads a team on various multi-pitch routes through Field, in Banff National Park

Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock- and alpine-climbing for beginners and experts …

National Parks

8 Great Homes for Sale in or by National Parks, Including One in Colorado

When we discovered that the real-estate blog Estately had highlighted eight beautiful homes currently for sale within grabbing distance of national …

National Parks

28+ epic hiking trails in California

As the third largest state in the US, California has innumerable hiking and backpacking trails that crisscross all of these wilderness areas. Some of …

Trails