Where to Go

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Hidden Gems of the Middle Fork

By Bill Bruchak

The first time I saw the Middle Fork Country in Central Idaho, I felt like it was going to swallow me up. Not in an intimidating way, but with that sense of becoming part of the country itself.

Hill Climbs

By Erik Scmidt

Want to be King of the Mountains? Test your mettle against the 'baddest' hill climbs in America.

Cascadia Marine Trail

By Joel Rogers

Joel Rogers explores more than 400 miles of watery landscape from the Canadian border to the Puget Sound.

A Santa Catalinas Challenge

By Chris Gould

Try out this 18-mile loop ride on the Arizona Trail. Your end-of-the-day exhaustion only mean you'll be coming back for more.

Destination: Wind River Range in Wyoming

By Murray Selleck

The Wind River Range - a dramatic, immense destination for hikers and climbers wanting to explore one of the most spectacular mountain areas in the Lower 48.

Paradise at Mount Rainier

By Lakshmi and Chandra Mouli

Panoramic views of the ice-capped mountain peak, fields of glaciers, dense evergreen forests and meadows--how do you say "Paradise?"

Jackrabbit Trail (#2)

By Nancy Prichard

New York's Jackrabbit Trail in Adirondack State Park is a multi-activity, multi-season destination.

Jackrabbit Trail

By Nancy Prichard

The Jackrabbit Trail through New York's Adirondack Mountains is adjacent to an outdoor sports lodge and the center of year-round outdoor fun.

Camping and Fishing in the White Mountains

By George Stocking

A family camping and fishing trip is more about being together in the outdoors than getting a bite.

Spiritual Adventures

By Jason Lathrop

Spiritual retreats are one way of leaving your culture for another.

Kamikaze, Mammoth Mountain

By David Nelson

Mammoth Mountain near Bishop, California, is one of the oldest destination mountain biking areas in the nation, and the Kamikaze is a meteoric plummet off the top of the mountain.

Hike-In Fishing

By Elena Moon

Leave car-bound anglers in the dust and catch some peace and quiet.

Black Dike

By Nancy Prichard

New Hampshire's 500-foot Black Dike is a challenging start to the ice climbing season.

Beachcombing at Goleta Point

By Cathy Philipp

Goleta Point, west of Santa Barbara, offers six miles of diverse coastal ecosystem, including sandy beaches, dunes, and nutrient-rich sloughs.

Sonoita/Elgin Wine Country Rides

By Chris Gould

Combine a mountain bike loop with a tour of Arizona's wineries.

Time to Hit the (Water) Trail

By Dennis Stuhaug

Granite islands of Maine, the easy flowing California River, Colorado whitewater, the Hudson River Gorge and Wisconsin's playful Wolf.

Blackberry Spring Trail

By Cathy Philipp

This short, easy family hike includes water, wildlife, and fishing near a picturesque camground and picnic area in California.

Whitewater Raft Trips:

By Ann Beman

"I am in need of a whitewater rafting trip suitable for a 41-year-old mother who acts 25, two athletic 12-year-old twin girls, and a husband who doesn't swim."

Top Ten in Washington

Here's your tick list of pristine slopes, plenty of powder, a dearth of people, and some very fine rides.

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