The encounter, which sent a 71-year-old visitor to the hospital, follows another injury near Giant Geyser on Monday.
More than 100 rescuers responded up to successfully rescue the stricken hikers.
Is it really an adventure if you have it planned to the mile? Patricia "Blackpacker" Cameron explains why she's playing it loose on the Pacific Crest Trail.
And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care.
One hiker combines her loves of cooking and backpacking.
Wildlife agency warns residents not to leave food in cars.
A two-year ban bars campers from overnighting on the famous peak—and officials may push it even further.
Rescue teams endured 80-mile-per-hour gusts and snow to reach the injured hiker, who was attempting a Presidential Traverse.
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.
The BLM Made the Largest Public Lands Purchase in Wyoming History, Unlocking Previously Inaccessible Acres
Almost 9.5 million acres in 13 western states are permanently inaccessible to the general public because they're surrounded by private land. BLM director Tracy Stone-Manning wants to keep chipping away at them, acre by acre.
Incident comes days after US Forest Service warned campers about food-conditioned bears.
Leapfrogging, following benchmarks, and more.
Dogs can get hurt on the trail just like you. Here's how to treat 5 common problems.
The park will remain closed to incoming visitors through at least Wednesday.
Tags along Yosemite Falls Trail prompt National Park Service to ask for help identifying suspects.
A mountain named for a U.S. Army officer who led a massacre against local tribes has received a new moniker.
Mother calls report "extremely upsetting" but calls on hikers and mountaineers to continue search.
A new order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles.
Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable sticks make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy
Hikers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest Asked to keep a lookout for bold bruins.
With Death Valley and the Grand Canyon expecting a sweltering heat wave, hikers will need to take precautions.
Attracted by the smell of engine components and fluids, marmots regularly crawl under car hoods in search of something to nibble. Sometimes, they're still there when the cars leave.
Snakes and heat shouldn't keep your little one locked inside all summer. Here's how to keep them safe in the backcountry.
Patricia “Blackpacker” Cameron has a family and a job running an outdoor-equity-focused nonprofit, so taking three months off for the hike of a lifetime was anything but simple. She explains how she did it.
Sneaker Waves Killed a Hiker on the Lost Coast Trail Last Week. Here’s What You Need to Know About Them
Waves swept two hikers out to sea on the Northern California coast last week.
Waterproof bags, lightweight tees, and spring shells: These are the products that helped us adventure over the past month.
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
For years, trail runners have been the footwear of choice for gram-counters. New boot designs aim to change that.
Deaf people look for community on the trail, just like all backpackers. But some hearing hikers don’t know how—or don’t care enough—to bridge the gap.
Paul “Grandmaster” Classen suffered severe injuries in plunge; cause of incident still unclear.
Hit the trail, clean it up, or just party.
You don’t need to “get in shape” to enjoy hiking season. Here’s how to savor it from the start.
REI and Exped’s ultra-cush foam sleeping mats go head-to-head.
A wildfire season that took off weeks earlier than normal has left hikers limited options to leap ahead or re-route
Tag 50 of Appalachia’s highest peaks on this 343-mile route.
Kathryn Miles’s new book, ‘Trailed,’ investigates the killings of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans in Shenandoah National Park 25 years ago—and asks difficult questions about safety in nature
Think top-shelf gear is a must in the backcountry? We put some budget items to the test to find out.
The three men are also banned from entering the national parks for one year.
Takeaways from a thoughtful life spent outdoors.
Gram-counters can seem obsessive, but these quirks are rooted in practicality.
Second soldier injured in encounter; wildlife officials searching for bear.
Night is falling, and you’re far from the trailhead without a tent. Time to build your own all-natural Airbnb.
Pare down your kit by leaving your stove and fuel at home.
The theft took place between 2017 and 2018, but the park didn't realize it had happened until a social media follower recently spotted it.
Bear not a threat to people, wildlife authorities say.
An affidavit filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit has revealed that the treasure was apparently found in Yellowstone—and park officials are fighting to keep the exact location a secret
Whether you have a day, a weekend, or a whole week, there's a hike for you in Glacier National Park.
Staying safe in bear country is important, but you know what’s more important? Looking cool in front of your friends.
Yes, it's time-consuming and expensive. But you don't want to be unprepared when a wilderness emergency strikes.
Don’t visit Canyonlands without it.
Take a walk on the wild side in the Pacific Northwest, exploring endless dayhikes and backpacking trips across Oregon.
If you can get along in a two-person tent, you can get along anywhere.
No, you don't have to hang up your pack for good. Recovery is possible, but here's what you have to prioritize before hitting the trails.
The 4 Ways to Feed Yourself on a Thru-Hike: Gas Stations, Mail Drops, Dehydrators, and Dealer’s Choice
Whether you're a Mountain House fanatic or dehydrate your entire menu yourself—here's how to keep your energy levels stable on trail.
From an ultralight, ultrapackable drybag to a calf-saving compression sleeve, this gear kept our editors happy, healthy, and out on the trail.
The visitor took a tumble into a latrine while trying to retrieve her cell phone.
Bears don't just call North America home. Branch out and hike their homes in Asia, South America, the Arctic, and beyond.
Irrigation is the most important step you can take to prevent a cut from going south.
Cottage gear-makers are flocking to yet another cutting-edge fabric designed for boat sails.
Most thru-hikers are careful about LNT rules—but a few scofflaws can make us all look bad.
Several hikes share a confession, and we're here to dole out penance—and advice.
Gear is no good without the knowledge to use it. But with a little practice, these products can still help you limit your impact.
We talked to Leave No Trace about the best ways to bushwhack.
At age 8, I went to a junior ranger camp that did everything wrong. Ten years later, the lessons they taught me paid off.
Can the most common bear deterrent work in heavy wind and sub-zero temperatures? A group of researchers set out to test it.
Perfect your camping setup with these tips.
Prep for this no-mess treat is more complicated than boiling water—barely.
Get to know your rainbows from your double rainbows from your moonbows.
Get to know one of the most spectacular long trails in the U.S. with the creators of THRU | The Pacific Northwest.
Take a sneak peek at what might become your favorite piece of apparel next season.
These gaping glacier cracks are dramatic—and deadly. Here's how they form, plus three safe places to see crevasses up close.
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).
Though microbursts are rare and usually fairly short-lived, these vertical hurricanes can cause extensive damage.
Hike into the epicenter of a cataclysmic explosion in New Mexico's Valles Caldera.
The science behind the sky's natural fireworks display–and how to see it.
To see how animals stay cool in a hot climate, just look up.
From the northern lights to glacial crevasses, science meets spectacle in these fascinating features.
From the world-famous Old Faithful to Iceland's original Geysir, geysers have a way of captivating people's imaginations with their geothermal torrents. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about the science and safety of them.
It’s not just a bag. It’s a lifetime’s worth of beauty sleep. Learn what features you need, shop accordingly, and keep your bag in good repair, and it’ll keep you sleeping soundly.
Home is where you stake it out. Understand the ins and outs, pick the right shelter, and treat it like you would your bedroom.
Footwear tech is more complicated than it looks. Maximize your mileage by learning how to pick the right boots and make them last.
Can science—and a fine-tuned gear setup—help you sleep better? Let's give it a try.
The miles are low and the rewards are sky-high on these perfect first hikes.
The easiest way to lighten your pack isn’t to buy new gear, but to leave a few things you already have behind.
You don’t have to learn the hard way, because we already did.
Being alone in the wilderness doesn't have to be frightening. With these tips, you can fine-tune your mind for an empowering solo journey.
Green Mountain National Forest will acquire more than 2,000 acres to provide a buffer around the United States’ oldest continuously-used footpath.
For how dangerous the backcountry can be, it's sometimes the smallest accidents that become the biggest injuries. Stay safe with these tips.
A 40-year-old hiker passed away after an apparent encounter with a bear in the Absaroka Mountains.
For many bears, winter means hibernate or die. Here's what they do to survive. Plus: how climate change puts newborn cubs in danger.
Michigan’s idyllic national park promises rocky shorelines, aromatic pine forests, beautiful lighthouses, and more moose than humans.
Creaky joints? Learn how to strengthen your knees with these supine leg lifts, best performed with 3- to 5-pound ankle weights.
Through two breakups, career changes, and more, the Beaten Path has been a welcome constant—and a yardstick for just how much everything else has shifted.
At one of the most beautiful parks in the northwest, this hiker went outside on their own terms.
When Edgar McGregor decided to clean up Eaton Canyon, he started a quest that spanned 2 years and thousands of pounds of trash.
Featherweight gear takes a lot of the pain out of carrying a load. But when it breaks in the middle of a long hike, it puts that pain right back in again.
Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.
Trees are remarkable. Wow your hiking partners with these fun facts.
Georgia’s most infamous bruin—and the true-crime saga around him—is getting the Hollywood treatment in a new Elizabeth Banks-produced film. But the real tale is almost too wild to believe.
I grew up hiking in the White Mountains. But I never fully appreciated them until I moved away.
In a remote corner of Montana, backpackers and wildlife advocates clash over the future of a bear population hanging on for dear life.
Work! Altitude! Traffic! Sometimes it seems like the universe is conspiring against your hiking plans. Here's how to subdue those hazards and 18 other trip killers to keep your weekends sacred.
Kermode bears, British Columbia's famous white bears, may be in decline as salmon populations drop. What do we lose if one of the world’s most striking animals disappears?
Turn up the fun factor with stuffed fruits and veggies. Best part? No dishes required.
Mix up your bear calls with our expert suggestions.