June 2012 Table of Contents

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Burn After Reading

Shhhhh! Rangers, guidebook authors, and ultra-hikers divulge their favorite routes in Glacier, Rainier, Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Whites, and more. By Michael Lanza


Over the Edge

Deep in the Grand Canyon, a team of intrepid adventurers discovers never-before-seen slot canyons. By John Harlin

Rocky Mountain Adventure Guide

Climb a Fourteener. Fish in solitude. Camp above treeline. Our scouts deliver 41 trips for every type of hiker. By Kim Phillips

The Troubleshooter’s Handbook

Charging bear? Busted stove? Forgot the coffee? Here’s how to solve these and 41 other backcountry disasters. By Jason Stevenson


Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is plenty hard with two strong legs. Imagine crawling to the top, like Kyle Maynard, the first congenital quadruple amputee to reach the summit.By Tracy Ross


Life List:Kesugi Ridge Trail

Spend five days with Denali by your side.

Mountain Map:Adirondacks

Get a field-scouted tour of the High Peaks.

Top 3:Heavenly Hikes

Camp at the ultimate stargazing spots.

Local Hikes

West: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix

Central: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix

East: Rip & Go, From the Field, Trail Mix



Pinpoint your location with these 25 map, compass, and GPS tips.


Strengthen your back, treat gaping wounds, and get better help at your local outfitter.


One hundred cups later, we rate the best java-brewing techniques and gear.


Out Alive:
Bitten by a rattler

Learn from a reader’s run-in with a supertoxic viper. Plus: how to prevent—and treat—a bite.

Reel Deal:G.I. Joe on a big wall

Hollywood climbing: Survivable or surreal?

Chart of Death:Lightning

Here’s where—and who—the bolts kill. This mythbusting chart will help you avoid a strike.

Survival Lab:Knives

Our man in the field rates lifesaving blades.


Field Test:Ultralight Layers

Stay comfortable and carry less with these versatile, all-purpose pieces.

Reviews: Apparel

3 Sweet Deals

Get performance summer apparel for less.