After Covid's long-term side effects left her unable to chase the physical adventures she had treasured before, Dani Mortell found herself negotiating a new outdoor experience.
Lingering COVID symptoms—such as fatigue and shortness of breath—can make it hard to hit the trails, even months after getting sick.
Clinics in Colorado and beyond are offering hikers the chance to get their Covid jab—plus free entry to parks, fishing and hunting licenses, and more.
Parks around the United States will require visitors to wear masks inside and in crowded areas.
After a pandemic pause, AT hikers will be able to register their thru-hikes again starting this week.
Chile's most famous national park is a bucket-list hiking destination for many, but hundreds of thousands of annual tourists left serious impacts. Then, Covid hit.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail with four kids is tough; figuring out how to do it safely and legally in a pandemic year might seem insurmountably so. But for Olen and Danae Netteburg, two physicians who have spent the last decade working in Chad, it was just another challenge.
Neck gaiters have become popular DIY face coverings for runners and hikers. But researchers designing equipment for testing masks found some evidence that not only do common models not work as well as other options, there's even a chance they could be "counterproductive."
With non-essential visits banned until at least July 21, some visitors are using a loophole to get to the country’s national parks.
Rocky Mountain is among the national parks requiring visitors to book an entry time in advance in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, hundreds of long-distance hikers paused their trips on the Appalachian Trail and headed home. Now, as states begin the process of reopening, the wisdom of getting back on the path is up for debate.
A clip from the National Park Service shows coyotes ambling down park roads and herds of deer grazing in meadows.
A trio of incidents on the PCT last month demonstrate how coronavirus is magnifying the dangers of one of America’s most popular trails.
Grand Canyon is the largest national park in the country to remain open, but local health officials say its time for the park to shut its gates.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, improving air quality in our wild spaces could be a vision of a better future.
With resorts closed because of COVID-19, an unprecedented number of skiers are swapping their downhill gear for an alpine touring setup. And that's a problem.
A handful of major parks have shuttered, while many more have modified operations.
"It is clear that anyone traveling the PCT and resupplying in communities along the trail represents a serious risk to others on the trail and people in those communities."