Now that 2013 is officially upon us, it is time to start planning our outdoor adventures for the year ahead. Recently, the National Park Service made that process a bit easier by officially announcing its fee-free days for the next 12 months.
As much as we’d like to climb the hardest mountains from the first moments we strap on our crampons, the novices of the sport must put in their time before they get good.
Climb anywhere in North America and you’ll probably come across the name “Beckey.” Maybe you’ll find it in your guidebook, following the words “first” and “ascent.” Or maybe it’s in the by-line of that
2012 was a momentous year for for our athletes and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments. In total, our athletes won at least three national/world championships,
Beer enthusiasts rejoice as breweries across the country unveil their latest seasonal concoctions. Here are our choices for the best of the best in winter brews, from critically acclaimed imports to homegrown classics
For many of us, the New Year represents an opportunity to reinvent our lifestyle and do away with some of our bad habits. At least, for a month or so. In order to avoid biting
As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to look back on the wildest outdoor-related news stories of the year. From tiny frogs to Felix Baumgartner, here were some of our favorite headlines of the year.
A SAK, some duck tape, maybe a paperclip and all of sudden, MacGyver has a fully functional plane in his possession. MacGyver may have been the ultimate sensei when it came to SAK uses and surprisingly enough, he even showed us a few creative ways to use the trusty tool-filled [...]
Whether you’re going ice climbing, snowshoeing, skating, or skiing, you’re going to have to drive to your destination. Don’t ruin your trip before you even get where you’re going. You may
To many, the outdoors is a place of refuge – a chance to escape the maniacal distractions that accompany day-to-day city life. It’s in our blood, as if fulfilling our animal duties passed down
While layering is a very basic concept for folks interested in outdoor activities, there’s always someone who needs to learn the whys and wherefores of layering. Maybe you just got into playing in the outdoors,
If groomed trails and established runs don’t quench your thirst for adrenaline, then a solid hand-built ramp (known as a ‘kicker’) might be just what the doctor ordered. Follow the steps below and you’ll
The Suffield National Wildlife Area is located in the southeast portion of the province of Alberta, Canada. Created in 2003, Suffield NWA (SNWA) was created with the purpose of preserving the land and providing a
Heli-skiing is about as exhilarating as winter sports get. The helicopter ride in itself is a rush, but to have full access to miles of pristine, unconquered terrain is an experience worth adding to the bucket list.
Yoon Kim There’s two ways to look at skiing on Christmas. Most people think to themselves, “I really shouldn’t be on the slopes today. I should spend the day with my family.”
The so-called end of the world is here and it’s time to prepare. Here are ten items we have in our bugout bags. For everyone else – well, good luck to ya.
Pythons have been rampaging through the Florida wilderness ever since the first pet that got too big was let go into the Everglades from a teary-eyed owner who could no longer care for the beast.
The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.
Last week marked the passing of a mountaineering legend, as Maurice Herzog, the first man to summit an 8000-meter peak, died at the age of 93. Herzog, along with his climbing partner Louis Lachenal, secured their place in history on June 3, 1950,
No one really knows how or where skijoring started, but suffice to say a shot or two of whiskey and a friendly wager was involved. Skijoring is a sport in where a person wearing cross