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Channeling Edward Abbey in Arches National Park
Channeling Edward Abbey in Arches National Park

62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out....

When Alpinists Go Rogue
When Alpinists Go Rogue

In 1981, alpinists Jim Donini, Jack Tackle, Greg Thomsen, Jim Kanzler, and Kim Schmitz traveled to China to summit Mount Siguniang. Their attempt was fraught with complications, high....

The Thru-Hikers Who Finished the AT During the Pandemic
The Thru-Hikers Who Finished the AT During the Pandemic

Andrew Underwood knew that if he was going to finish the Appalachian Trail without involving the police, he couldn’t afford to sleep in. Over almost four months,....

Quantifying the Benefits of Drafting for Runners
Quantifying the Benefits of Drafting for Runners

For a brief moment back in 2017, drafting for runners was a sizzlingly hot topic. Eliud Kipchoge had just narrowly missed the two-hour barrier in....

We Can No Longer Take Breathing for Granted
We Can No Longer Take Breathing for Granted

Human lungs look like two hooded monks in pink billowy robes, bowing toward the heart that beats between them. If you could roll a pair....

Capitol Reef Is the Most Peaceful of Utah’s Mighty 5
Capitol Reef Is the Most Peaceful of Utah’s Mighty 5

62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out....

A Close Encounter with the Real Moby Dick
A Close Encounter with the Real Moby Dick

For a good number of travelers, the ultimate bucket-list experience is swimming with whales. There’s something about the idea of being in the water with these....

Exploring the Cliffs of Owey, Ireland
Exploring the Cliffs of Owey, Ireland

A Feather in the West, from Coldhouse Collective and Pertex, follows a group of elite European climbers to northwest Ireland, where they prove you don’t always have to....

This App Wants to Open Up 350,000 Miles of Off-Roading
This App Wants to Open Up 350,000 Miles of Off-Roading

When planning a trip that involves off-road travel—whether to camp, hike, or just see nature—you likely scour the internet for available information, ask friends for suggestions,....

You Should Camp Alone At Least Once
You Should Camp Alone At Least Once

My journal entry on the night of my first solo backpacking trip reads: “Just heard a loud cracking noise, followed by some heavy thumps. It....

7 Islands in the Northeast That Are Worth a Visit
7 Islands in the Northeast That Are Worth a Visit

No yacht? No problem. Sure, the Maine coastline alone has some 3,000 islands you can’t set foot on without a watercraft and some navigation skills,....

Your Guide to Hiking the White and Green Mountains
Your Guide to Hiking the White and Green Mountains

Any visitor to New England looking to escape to the mountains faces one major question: The Whites or the Greens? Both of the Northeast’s dominant ranges....

A Local’s Guide to Maine’s Katahdin Region
A Local’s Guide to Maine’s Katahdin Region

Even if you’ve never set foot in New England, you probably know Katahdin by its reputation: Maine’s highest peak, the storied terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the....

Eat Your Way Through Maine on a Lobster Roll Road Trip
Eat Your Way Through Maine on a Lobster Roll Road Trip

Put down the cracker and bib—in the past few decades, the lobster roll has usurped the old-school shore dinner as Maine’s big prize for traveling....

Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild
Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild

The abandoned Fairbanks city bus that Christopher McCandless lived and died in has been removed from the Alaska backcountry. Photos that went viral on Facebook on....

The Cave Kingpin Buying Up America’s Underground
The Cave Kingpin Buying Up America’s Underground

The cave’s entrance was a rusting, three-foot-tall, red casing pipe rising out of the ground behind a Minnesota farmhouse, surrounded by a quiet, flat stretch....

A Kayaker’s Brush with Death
A Kayaker’s Brush with Death

Nouria Newman is one of the best whitewater kayakers in the world. She’s won numerous prestigious competitions and has completed historic first descents of some....

Celebrating a Canyoneering Icon
Celebrating a Canyoneering Icon

In First Descents, from filmmaker Justin Pugh, legendary Death Valley, California, canyoneer Scott Swaney reflects on a career of self-taught outdoor skills and more than a few....

8 of the Most Adventurous Trail Runs in Colorado
8 of the Most Adventurous Trail Runs in Colorado

Last year, for the first time in six years, I didn’t race and didn’t log my usual 3,000 miles. Nagging injuries, a lack of race-entry luck, and a....

In Defense of Crocs, the Perfect Outdoor Shoe
In Defense of Crocs, the Perfect Outdoor Shoe

When I first saw Crocs in a store, hanging on a rack like a cacophony of ugliness, I swore I’d never own a pair. The company....

How Recovery Runs Will Help You
How Recovery Runs Will Help You

Recovery runs help you recover from hard efforts, increase your weekly mileage, and build speed for harder runs.

Four Simple Ways to Up Your Overlanding Game
Four Simple Ways to Up Your Overlanding Game

One of the best things about overlanding is that it means something different to almost everyone. But whether you’re in search of unspoiled campsites or....

How to Validate Yourself
How to Validate Yourself

Welcome to Tough Love. Every other week, we’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and....

A Stop-Motion Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim
A Stop-Motion Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

Runner and filmmaker Kiplin Pastor had been training eight months for an attempt at the rim-to-rim-to-rim traverse of the Grand Canyon in April. When the COVID-19 pandemic stripped away that....

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