March 2016 Table of Contents

Explore the best jobs in the outdoors, hike Dominica, learn to make your own jerky, and more in our March issue.

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Hidden Wonders
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. 

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