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Powder Plays

By Jim Gorman

Eleven out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.

Two-Day Triumph

By Jim Gorman

Rafting Cali's best white water, biking among bison, and eight other ways to make a weekend less ordinary.

Hidden Treasures of Anasazi Country

Thousand year old ruins and inscrutable rock art add interest and mystery to hiking the scenic canyons of Southern Utah's Cedar Mesa.

Hiking the Arizona Trail

By Dennis Lewon

Logging a weekend section of the Arizona Trail--a lesson in pacing.

Learning to Carve in the Pacific Northwest

By Nancy Prichard

The volcanic domes of the Pacific Northwest seem designed with snowboarding in mind. In addition to great snow, you can expect magnificent scenery, varied terrain parks to tempt beginners through experts, and a friendly atmosphere.

Classic Hikes of the World: McGonagall Pass

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Classic Hikes of the World: Grand Canyon

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Classic Hikes of the World: Wonderland Trail

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

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Video: The Collective

Mountain bike marvels captured on 16 mm film! View 12 of the superfriends as they journey to Hawaii, the Northwest and Utah to redefine the perfect line!

Biking the East Coast Greenway

By Harry Jaffe

All across America there are great biking trails and commuting trails--this path along the Patomac may be the best of both worlds.

Trans-Sierra Snowshoe Trek

By Cameron Martindell

On a classic High Sierra ski route a group of adventurers prove that snowshoes offer a viable way to cross the range.

Powder Perfect

By Kari Bodnarchuk

The Interconnect Adventure Tour is a backcountry ski outing that connects six of Utah's most famous ski resorts in a single day

Unpredictable Mount St. Helens

From playground for Cascade climbers to destroyer of the landscape, the Cascade's most unpredictable volcano has played many roles in the past four centuries.

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Video: Wonderland Project

Two friends take on an almost impossible goal: Run the Wonderland Trail, circumnavigating Washington's Mount Rainier, in a single 24-hour push.

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Video: Ride Like the Wind

There's no rush like the adrenalin buzz from a high-horsepower day of kiteboarding at the Columbia Gorge, where new school meets old, and women riders show how it's done.

The Lost World of Range Creek

A Utah rancher kept the remnants of a thousand-year-old village under wraps for 50 years until advancing age forced him to reveal his secret.

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Video: Caving!

A GreatOutdoors.com exclusive: In the shadow of Mt. Adams in Washington state lies one of the finest cave systems in the Northwest.

Around Mount St. Helens in One Day

By Mike McQuaide

Where in the Northwest can you experience a full spectrum of spectacular landscape? From rain forest to desert, from canyons to riverbeds, from alpine meadows to volcanic blast zones, here's a 30-mile trail run you'll never forget.

Night Running in the Northwest

By Mike McQuaide

Nighttime trailrunning. It's not for everyone, but once you get the hang of it, it's a good way of staying fit through the winter months.

Five Spring Escapes

By Elena Moon

Winter skies got you down? Try a little armchair casting for some warm weather escapes when spring rolls around.

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