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What It's Like to Learn to Surf in the Pacific Northwest in Your 30s
Photo Essay: What It's Like to Learn to Surf in Your 30s In the PNW

An ongoing photo series, "Bad Surfers" documents the brutal but sometimes fruitful quest to log wave time in an unforgiving corner of the country

A 100-Mile Reunion Hike Along the Rugged Arizona Trail
Photo Essay: A Grand Reunion on the Rugged Arizona Trail

After a decade apart and amid pandemic upheaval, two old friends reconnect on 100 miles of the famed Arizona National Scenic Trail (aka the AZT)

The Best Survival Knives for Bushcraft & Outdoor Adventures
Live Out Your Man Vs. Wild Fantasies with These Essential Survival Knives

In a true wilderness emergency, a strong, sharp, reliable blade can be your ticket to fire, shelter, and survival—they're also fun for regular camping

The 6 Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles, for all Abilities
City of Summits: A 6-Trail Introduction to Hiking in Los Angeles

If you’re looking to trade pavement for dirt under your feet, there are plenty of options in and around the City of Angels—here's our top picks

10 Unique Glass Houses, Treehouses, and Cabins to Rent Across America
10 Unique Glass Cabins, Houses, and Treehouses to Rent Around the US

Immerse yourself in the views without immersing yourself in the elements of some of the country's most sought-after adventure destinations

An Adventurer's Guide to Georgia (the Country)
Why You Should Consider Georgia (the Country) as Your Next Adventure Destination

At the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, sits a dreamland for hiking, overlanding, skiing & more

The 9 Best Hiking Sandals for Men & Women
The 9 Best Hiking Sandals for Men & Women

Whether preparing for a backpacking adventure or just a day hike, these tested and approved sandals have you covered

How Making Film Double Exposures Reignited My Passion for Photography
How Shooting Film Double Exposures Reignited My Passion for Photography

Stuck in a creative rut, Santa Cruz photographer Caitlin Fullam found inspiration in experimental film photography

Treehouse Rentals in Oregon: The 11 Best Places to Book Your Next Stay
The 11 Best Treehouse Rentals in the Great Evergreen State of Oregon

A thoroughly vetted list of the Beaver State's most dreamy treehouse rentals on Airbnb & VRBO, so you can sleep in style on your next PNW visit

The 10 Best Bouldering Shoes to Help Send Your Next Project
The 10 Best Bouldering Shoes, Tested & Approved

Rigorously tested, this comprehensive collection of climbing shoes are our top picks for nailing bouldering projects at your local gym or outdoor crag

Photographing a Yosemite Atmospheric River on 120 & 35mm Film
13 Film Photos From a Moody, Weird-Weather Weekend in Yosemite

A late-fall trip into America's most-photographed valley proves that a crummy weather forecast can coax out some of its dreamiest views

Arc’teryx Procline Pants Review: Backcountry Comfort in Any Conditions
Tested: Arc'teryx Ski Pants Provide Comfort Through an Unpredictable Vermont Winter

These windproof, water-resistant, breathable softshell ski pants promise to go uphill and downhill in any condition, so we found out for ourselves

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