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Sierra: The Range of Light

By James Martin

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com gives you a sneak peak at photographer James Martin’s images from his iconic book, Sierra: Notes and Images from the Range of Light. The Mountaineers Books is reprinting the classic volume, Martin's stunning work in photographs and words that describes his extensive experience in California's Sierra Nevada.

 

Flying High in the Bugaboos

Dreaming of summer hikes? Then dream big, because there's no backcountry fun to rival that of summer adventures in the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo ranges of British Columbia. Come along as editor Peter Potterfield shares his recent adventure with Canadian Mountain Holidays where helicopters whisk you up into the high country for glorious ridge walks, rock climbs, glacier excursions and world class via feratta routes.  

Passion for Fun at Silver Star

By Gordy Skoog

With accolades that include “Best Small Resort in North America” and “Best Family Resort in Canada,” British Columbia's Silver Star is a mountain for every interest, and its colorful Victorian-inspired Village evokes images straight from the pages of a Dickens novel while offering a true ski-in ski-out experience, and some of the best Nordic terrain anywhere. 

Jasper's Jewel: The Tonquin Valley

The Tonquin Valley is often called the prettiest spot in Jasper National Park. First photographed in 1915, the unrelenting beauty of the Tonquin, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, has drawn pilgrims ever since. Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes you on an epic backcountry route over high, scenic McCarib Pass, through the heart of the Tonquin Valley, and out via the lovely Astoria River trail.

Waterton: The Quiet Jewel of Canada's Rockies

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.

GPS Navigation in the Wilds: Getting Started

Experts from Magellan accompany GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield on a series of hikes in Utah's Arches National Park to demonstrate the benefits of using handheld GPS devices like the new eXplorist 310 to navigate in the wilds--and to show how easy it is to get started.

The High-Adventure High Life at Lake Chelan

From hiking to kayaking to mountain biking, the unique combination of mountains and water at Washington state's Lake Chelan creates unrivalled access to outdoor activities--months before the surrounding Cascades melt out. Outdoor fun combined with the civilized pleasures and fine dining of the world-class wineries make Washington state's Lake Chelan the perfect venue for early season adventures.

The Tour Divide: The World's Longest Off-Pavement Bicycle Race

By Leighton White

You’ve heard of the Tour de France bicycle race, but how about the Tour Divide? Read all about this incredible bike race down the spine of the Rockies.  Come along as GreatOutdoors.com correspondent Leighton White takes us on a totally unsupported ride from Banff to the Mexican border. White recounts the suffering of riding more than 2,700 miles and cranking up more than 200,000 feet of elevation. But he also describes  the kindness of strangers along the way, the camaraderie of his fellow riders, and the beauty of the landscape.

Hiking Utah's Cedar Mesa Country

This unique plateau in southeastern Utah soars to 7,000 feet but harbors dozens of canyons slicing through the layer cake of the Colorado Plateau. With the greatest concentration of ancient Anasazi ruins on earth, Cedar Mesa’s landscape and artifacts make it a great place to kick off the hiking season.

 

Riding the White Rim -- In a Day

By Leighton White

Most mountain bikers who take on  Moab’s classic White Rim Trail  do it as a two or three day ride with “sag wagon” support. But Colorado based Leighton White likes to do the entire 100-mile length of the trail in a single day to kick off the spring season. Follow along as White gives us a blow by blow, curve by curve description of this epic ride, despite broken spokes and a steep finish.

 

Mid Winter Getaway: Hike the Grand Canyon

Want to take a break from all those winter adventures, from ice climbing to skiing? Then head for the Grand Canyon, where March can be the best time of year for a backcountry trip down into one of the greatest features on planet Earth. Even if it's snowy and cold up at the rim, conditions can be pleasant in the canyon bottom. And the mild temperatures make the hike back up the rim pleasure.

The Wallowas In Winter

By Kyle Beall

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com correspondent Kyle Beall goes skiing  and split-boarding off the grid: Beall and friends head into the wilds of Eastern Oregon's Wallowas, a cluster of mountains so impressive they are called the Little Switzerland of Oregon, to try out a yurt-based adventure with the guides of Wallowa Alpine Huts.

Whisked Away

By Fletcher Jackson

Come along with GreatOutdoors.com correspondent Fletcher Jackson as he takes a wild ride on the slopes of Oregon's Mount Bachelor with Jerry Scdoris and his Oregon Trail of Dream dogsled operation, and his daughter Rachel, a racer who has run the Iditarod despite her blindness.

Photographing the Historic Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

By Fletcher Jackson

The recent lunar eclipse was the first Winter Solstice full lunar eclipse since 1638, and Fletcher Jackson of Eastern Oregon was prepared to capture it in all its glory. Jackson, who lives near Bend, took advantage of clear, cold weather and his considerable photograph skills to produce this stunning image of the eclilpse.

Yosemite Grand Traverse

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com joins forces with Columbia and Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides for an epic seven-day trek through the Sierra to try out the latest and greatest gear for 2010. Sixty miles on the Yosemite Grand Traverse proves a great experience and the ultimate gear test. 

A Journey to Skoki Lodge

Behind the Lake Louise Ski Area lies the awesome Slate Range, but one of the best kept secrets in this corner of Banff National Park is man made: venerable Skoki Lodge, a comfortable base camp for backcountry exploration. But the only way in is a seven mile hike, or ski.

Hiking the Teton Crest Trail

One of America's most iconic backcountry routes, the Teton Crest Trail takes backpackers into the heart of the spectacular Grand Tetons, and comes with enough route options to make for a weekend or a week-long adventure that will prove unforgettable.

Luxury Adventuring on BC's Sunshine Coast

Whether it's sea kayaking, hiking the coast, or mountain biking single tracks, the Rockwater Resort on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast makes a unique--and outrageously comfortable--base for exploring the inlets, coves and coastal trails of the Malaspinas Straight north of Sechelt.

Jon Waterman's Running Dry

In Running Dry, the new book from National Geographic, author Jon Waterman combines sheer adventure and environmental calamity in this trailblazing cautionary account of his 2008 trip down the overtaxed, drying Colorado.

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