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Michigan Governor Announces Plans for $13 Million Adventure Center

Michigan Governor Announces Plans for $13 Million Adventure Center

We bitch about government a lot: the red tape, the bureaucracy, the hypocrisy and scandalous actions of politicians, you name it. But every once in a while the Government Gods get together and conspire in our favor. The latest example comes from Detroit, Michigan, a city with a questionable downtown [...]

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

Whether it’s hot apple cider and pumpkin pie or the chance to dress in the most ridiculous outfits imaginable, the autumn season has special significance for everyone. For explorer types, nothing is more appealing about fall than the opportunity to navigate a corn maze.

Will Climbing Become a New Olympic Sport?

Will Climbing Become a New Olympic Sport?

At the World Championships in Paris, the International Federation of Sport Climbing unveiled details of their request for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, proposing that lead climbing, as the “historical and traditional climbing discipline,” should be accepted as a new sport in the games.

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Just two weeks after an avalanche claimed more than a dozen lives on the remote Himalayan peak of Manaslu, another avalanche, this time on Annapurna, has taken the lives of two more climbers. The accident occurred this past weekend as a three-man team was climbing the peak, which is notorious [...]

Madman-Skydiver Felix Baumgartner To Jump From 23 Miles Above Earth’s Surface

*Update: The jump has been postponed due to weather. A rescheduled date hasn’t been set yet. On Tuesday, October 9, skydiver “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner will step into a pressurized, balloon-borne capsule and lift up into the sky until he reaches the 23-mile mark above Earth’s surface. And then he’ll step [...]

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

In the normal course of daily living, most men try to wear socks of the same color. Failing that approach, they usually take the fallback position of grabbing those that are either fairly dark or almost white. That’s all well and good for those whose al fresco

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

The summer is over and a new school year has begun, but the fall season shouldn’t stop you and your little ones from squeezing in a couple more day hikes (especially while the weather is pleasant). The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of kid-friendly excursions

1000 Mile Swim Down Missouri River Finished by British Adventurer

1000 Mile Swim Down Missouri River Finished by British Adventurer

This past weekend, British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite wearily pulled himself out of the Missouri River not far from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. That iconic landmark served as the finish line for an incredible journey that began back in early August, when Cornthwaite dove into

The 5 Best Books About Hiking

The 5 Best Books About Hiking

Men and women have been walking around for thousands of years – and occasionally, one of them produces a literary masterpiece based on their experiences. The entries on this list are about much more than putting

Now You Can Adventure With Bear Grylls…Not.

Now You Can Adventure With Bear Grylls…Not.

“Man vs. Wild” host Bear Grylls is probably a supremely cool dude, and there’s no doubt that he’s an outdoorsmen of badass proportions, but his new Survival Academy lacks an important piece: him.