Still settling for those tasteless supermarket white button mushrooms? Expand your palate with these ’shrooms found in the U.S.
One visitor died and another required medical attention after attempting to tackle a popular trail in unusually cold conditions.
We appreciate a good post-hike (or pre-hike, or mid-hike) sandwich. Soon you'll be able to find one—plus a pair of hiking boots, a stove, or whatever else you need—at The Happy Goat.
After some amazing interactions with polar bears, Alysa McCall of Polar Bears International decided to dedicate her career to conserving this animal and its ecosystem.
Highlander's hiking events draw dozens of hikers together for an organized multiday trip with all the trappings of a race. One of our editors tried it—and found a lot to love.
Yosemite is beautiful in the fall and winter. Download this playlist and get after it.
In celebration of 50 years of trail beta and inspiration, we look back on our favorite spots through the moments we chose to capture.
The park’s low visitor counts follow a series of flooding-caused closures.
Bear attacks are rare, even in areas with high grizzly concentration. These teammates say it's a "miracle" that they made it out alive.
Timed entry may be over for the year, but so many people have visited this week that the park has been reaching capacity by 8:30 or earlier.
As winter approaches, the air gets harsher and harsher for our delicate lip skin. Protect it with these tips.
The hiker had broken her leg and been stuck in the wilderness overnight when she crawled to a spot in view of the train.
Load up this Spotify playlist and get going.
One of the most popular spots on the Appalachian Trail, Max Patch, is better off now than it has been in years.
You know what's worse than not reaching the summit? Getting caught in a thunderstorm.
Next time you have to resupply your gear, make one of these swaps to reduce your waste and impact on the planet.
Officials said the bear visited the Montana campsite an hour before the attack.
Stop settling for the same blah menu. With these tips, all hikers can prepare trailside Michelin-star-worthy meals. Even the lazy ones.
We dug up an old recipe from our archives and gave it another try. Here's which flavors stood the test of time, and which you should leave on the shelves.
Night is falling, and you’re far from the trailhead without a tent. Time to build your own all-natural Airbnb.
Is quicksand as big of a threat as Hollywood tells us it is? Zion's chief park ranger gave us the truth (and tips on escaping quicksand...just in case).
For many bears, winter means hibernate or die. Here's what they do to survive. Plus: how climate change puts newborn cubs in danger.
If your hands and fingers swell up while hiking, don't worry. This common hiking ailment has several potential causes and easy fixes.
Master the art of layering to keep comfy all winter.
If you feel knee pain while hiking, don't ignore it. With these tips from a physical therapist, you can remedy and prevent injury.
Sunny, warm days can actually be bitterly cold. The culprit? Wind chill. Here's how to calculate real-feel temps for windy hikes.
Because whiskey and safe hiking go hand-in-hand.
A post making its way through several social media channels has misleading advice, according to SAR officials.
A video of the rescue in Canada has gone viral on social media.
And how to tell if a polar bear is aggressive or just passing through the area.
Lingering COVID symptoms—such as fatigue and shortness of breath—can make it hard to hit the trails, even months after getting sick.
And what to do when you see an injured hiker on the trail.
Backcountry Foodie’s Aaron Owens Mayhew explains what you should eat and when to best suit your individual body and hiking needs.
They were caught after livestream viewers saw them wade into the river.
An 18-mile paved trail will run from St. George to Zion National Park and offer parking lots, bathrooms, benches, and more. But you'll be waiting for a while.
Cliff falls are the second most common ways people die in one of America’s most dangerous national parks.
He averaged about 10 miles every day, but still had the energy to play freeze tag at night.
These new map overlays will help you safely plan your hikes around fire season.