Walking the Talk
For decades, John Francis refused to ride in cars, kept a strict vow of silence, and—while he was at it—hiked thousands of miles across North and South America. Now that he's opened his mouth again, the world—and Hollywood—are listening.
By Bill Donohue
24 Hours of L.L. Bean
Thru-hiking? For pansies. Endurance mountain biking? Pshaw. We challenged our man to the ultimate indoor (outdoor) test: a full day and night in Bean's flagship store. Will he survive 24-hours in gear-junkie paradise? Would you?
By Dan Koeppel
The 25 Habits of Highly Effective Hikers
The best way to ensure a great adventure every time: Learn how to make amazing trips routine by adopting the habits of the most successful backcountry travelers.
By Michael Lanza
National Parks Lifelist
In our biggest parks guide yet, we detail must-do routes in the seven wonders of the hiking world.
Scramble high peaks and camp in remote valleys.
Hike the Range of Light to high camps and Ansel's favorite view.
Link five lush oases in the belly of the Big Ditch.
Connect the South's premier high-country swimming holes.
Sample two wonders: rainforest and alpine wildflowers.