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North Cascades NP
Discover secret places and stunning views in Washington's remote park.
Glen Canyon Slots
The West's current drought has a silver lining: new places to explore.
Easy Winter Hikes
Try these beginner-friendly snow trips.
Santa Catalinas, AZ
Snag big views in Tucson's diverse home range.
The Hikers' Handbook
Want to improve your next trek, guaranteed? Master these key skills for hiking, climbing, and camping in comfort. Plus: Fix the balkiest zipper and prep your gear for summer.
Trapped on a ledge
After his brother dies in a canyoneering accident in Utah, a hiker has to overcome cold, thirst, and grief until help arrives.
Crossing a snowfield without gear
If a snow slope separates you from safety and there's no way around, follow these steps to navigate it safely.
Treat backcountry breaks and sprains using the gear you already have--and a lot of improvisation.
Phones are too small, tablets are too big. When it comes to supercharging your trail experience with navigation apps, multimedia, hiking guides, weather forecasting, and more, these mini tablets are just right. Plus: the best chargers, accessories, and apps (iOS and Android).
50 Season Starters
Summer is months away, but you're itching to dust off your boots. Say goodbye to winter and kick off your best year of hiking ever with these 37 early-season trips and tips. By Kelly Bastone
Hike Like a Pro
How do you get good at hiking? Hike a lot. And we haven't met anyone who's logged more miles than Cam Honan. Our suggestion: Follow his hard-won advice. By Barney Scout Mann
Are female trekkers in danger in Nepal? When Aubrey Sacco embarked on a life-list Himalayan trip and didn't come back, her family was shocked to learn about the country's dark side. By Tracy Ross
Go the Distance
Hike farther and in less time than ever before. We consulted pros and fitness experts to craft a workout plan, an eating strategy, and on-trail techniques to boost your mileage. By Casey Lyons