A hidden box of treasure. A cryptic poem from a wealthy Santa Fe art dealer. Four states’ worth of Rocky Mountain wilderness. Our reporter joins the hunt.
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The stories behind 10 of North America’s most impressive trail-building feats—and how to see them yourself.
The heartwarming (?) tale of one hiker and his goats in the High Uinta Wilderness.
A trek through the Dolomites just might be the most romantic hike in the world. If you're lucky.
From the dawn of history to dusk last night, fire is mankind’s oldest and most useful tool. Learn how to harness its strength to cook, survive, and connect to a primal force as old and powerful as time itself.
Who says you have to work hard for the best scenery? New Zealand’s great walks deliver life-list terrain with perks for beginners and experts alike.
One woman's journey to the brink of what's possible on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Like many hikers, Aubrey Sacco walked into the Himalayas with joyful excitement. But she encountered a dark side of Nepal all trekkers should know about.