Some of the best wilds in the National Park System aren’t actually national parks. Go now before others catch on. By Paul Chisholm
The Teddy Bear Needs a Hug
On the trail of the country’s most endangered bruin. By Nick Weldon
They Call This Work?
Now’s the time to find your dream job in the outdoors. By Sarah L. Stewart
If You Build It, Will They Hike?
Pack your boots and bathing suit for the Caribbean’s only long trail. By Kelly Bastone
Master the fast and fun way down.
Photo School: Hiker in Motion
Capture the action.
Cheat Sheet: Make Gear Last
Prep for a new season with these repair and maintenance tips.
Pass/Fail: Get Unlost
Our scout has to find her way after losing the trail.
Trail Chef: DIY Jerky
Make your own easy trail snacks.
Out Alive: Into the Ice
Two hikers plunge into a crevasse.
Saved By: A Metal Spork
This utensil is good for more than grub.
Den Mother: Snow Bridges
Assess this springtime peril.
Hike More, Spend Less
From a $6 stove to a $40 self-inflating pad, our testers uncover the best deals in the outdoors.