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Seattle hikes
From the peaks of the Cascades, across the coastal rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula, to towering volcanoes like...
I had the dream again last night. The dream is always the same—some details change here and there, different faces...
Patagonia National Park
Marty Schnure spent the austral summer of...
Squamish Canada
The Sea to Sky Highway twists along the shore of Howe Sound just an hour north of Vancouver...
Norway Time-Lapse Video
Few places are as beautiful as Norway. This stunning time-lapse video from Rustad Media is the result 5-month journey...
Montana
What do mountains and rivers have in common? Open plains and endless sky? Sparse population and untouched land?...

Gear Closet

Hiking and Camping Gear Reviews
See our hiking and camping gear picks and in-depth reviews, from clothing and footwear to gear and accessories….
Gearing up for Summer
After a winter and spring filled with product research, testing and review, we finalized our lists and assembled our top...
Hiking Shoes
Bridging the gap between cross trainers and boots, hiking shoes are tough footwear designed to move fast and light on the trail. Whether it’s a quick summit...
Ultralight Rain Jacket
If you’re trying to trim some weight from your pack, an ultralight rain jacket is a great place to start...
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boots
Appreciated for its light and nimble feel, the original Salomon Quest 4D GTX quickly became...
Tents for Backpacking
An ideal backpacking tent is lightweight, packs down to a small size, and can be put up and taken down easily...
Lowa Innox GTX Mid Men's hiking boot
The new-for-2015 Lowa Innox GTX is at the forefront of the hiking footwear movement: it’s a lightweight boot...
Daypacks
A key piece of any gear closet is a go-to daypack. It’s what you grab for nearly any type of outdoor adventure, whether it’s a hike…
Backpack for Backpacking
Gone are the days when backpacking consisted of strapping on a huge external frame and lumbering...

Darkroom

Digital Camera 2015
The digital camera offerings in 2015 are immense and varied, from tiny point-and-shoots with large image sensors to DSLRs that produce professional...
Uncompahgre River Valley - Jack Brauer
Jack Brauer is one of the best: his images combine technical mastery with a command for...
Antarctica
An exceptional look at Antarctica from renowned photographer Christopher Michel...
Superzoom Camera
Superzoom cameras continue their meteoric rise in popularity, offering the look and feel of a DSLR is an...
Loften Islands - Cody Duncan
A guest essay and photographs on Norway's remote Lofoten Islands located above...
Lens for Nikon D7200
New for 2015, the D7200 is Nikon’s leading crop-frame DSLR and a fantastic camera overall. Many of the...

From the Inside

El Chalten
El Chaltén is a dusty climbing town with a contagious outdoor vibe. The self-proclaimed “trekking capital of Argentina”...
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine (pronounced PIE-nay) National Park in southern Chile is the crown jewel of Patagonia. Rising high is...
Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand has established itself as one of the world’s top adventure travel destinations. Queenstown receives...
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The Kenai Peninsula offers Alaska’s widest variety of activities in one of its most accessible regions. People come from...
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu Circuit is the trekking jewel of Nepal. Bordering the Annapurna Conservation Area to the west and the Tibetan...
Abel Tasman, New Zealand
On the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island is the warm coastal region of Abel Tasman...
For those looking for the cutting edge of adventure travel, Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail...
Norway’s Lofoten Islands are referred to as the Lofoten Wall because, quite literally, they are vertical rows of granite shooting out of...
Colorado Outdoors
It is difficult to think of mountains, and mountain sports in the United States, without thinking of Colorado. For many...