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Hidden away in south Texas lies Big Bend National Park, one of the most seldom visited of all US parks, but one that contains three unique ecosystems: The Rio Grande River, the Chihuahuan Desert and the High Chisos Mountains, where peaks approaching 8,000 feet offer outstanding hiking.
Come along with GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfeld as he hikes the brand new Wales Coast Path, a bold vision combining scenery and history as it traces the wild coastline of Wales for more than 800 miles, passing foggy headlands, rocky beaches, and thousand year old castles. The trail opened in May of 2012, and GreatOutdoors brings you one of the first reports.
Tucked between Banff National Park to the north, and Glacier National Park to the south, sparsely visited Waterton Lakes National Park sits astride a narrow waist of the Rocky Mountains, where the high peaks don't bother with foothills, where the bear mojo is more intense than even Denali, and there’s more species of wildflowers than in Jasper and Banff combined.
An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes, including the Grand Canyon, Kungsleden, McGonagall Pass, Routeburn Track and the Wonderland Trail.
For backcountry travelers yearning for warm sunshine and green meadows, the rolling wilderness at the foot of Argentina's Fitz Roy group offers up world class hiking and a travel bargain to boot.
A conversation with Ed Viesturs, and an excerpt from his new book on
his ascent of the world's 14 highest peaks without supplemental oxygen.
Come along with our correspondent on an epic 4,000 kilometer journey by bicycle through the countryside of India, from Agra to its southern tip. Here, unexpected hazards--such as dangerous roads and being trampled by elephants--are more than balanced by interactions with the locals in the context of this exotic culture as it evolves mile by mile, region by region.
The First Nation settlement of Klemtu is the starting point for a kayak trip into the pristine wilderness of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest.
Come along as GreatOutdoors.com gives you a sneak peak at photographer James Martin’s images from his iconic book on wildest mountain range in the lower 48: North Cascades Crest, Notes and Images from America's Alps. The Mountaineers Books is reprinting the classic volume, Martin's stunning work in photographs and words that describes his extensive experience in Washington North Cascades.
GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield has spent the last decade hiking all over North America to identify and report on the most interesting hiking routes on the continent. With the book just released by WW Norton & Co in New York, GreatOutdoors brings you the first excerpts, including this gallery of images from the lavishly illustrated volume.
For Deborah Harrington, the natural world is much more than a venue for adventure. Her images capture the moments when light and composition converge to give us a broader view, from the wings of a butterly to the subtleties of dawn light on a mountain range.