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My First Time Photographing Ice Climbing: I Can't Wait to Do It Again

By Benjamin Canevari / Destinations and activities

There's honestly not a whole lot to tell for this story.

Sleeping Outside on the First Night of 2017

By Jonathon Reed / Lifestyle and activities

I’ve always liked the idea of a microadventure—an adventure that is “short, simple, local, cheap—yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding.

72 Hours of Adventure in Arizona

By Michael Gabbert / Destinations and activities

Arizona is a huge state. And to be honest, the list of adventures below barely scratches the surface.

10 Photos of My Solo Road Trip through Oregon

By Leo Xu / Destinations and activities

It was April 9, 2016. I decided to do a road trip to Oregon for the very first time. The route I chose was to drive through Nevada and enter Oregon from the bottom.

Stay: Refugio La Roca

By Kyle Frost / Destinations

If you’re looking for fantastic rock climbing in a world-class location, look no further.

A Terrifying Surprise Searching for the Northern Lights

By Joe Pariso / Destinations and lifestyle

It was a cold October night, me and two of my friends were wandering through West Glacier near Lake Mcdonald.

How I Became Addicted to Chasing Sunrise Reflections

By Maddy Elrick / Lifestyle and activities

For some time now, I have been an active outdoor enthusiast. I've always loved hiking, backpacking and a good morning reflection.

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Camping in the Snow

By Josiah Purss / How-to and activities

When I moved to Utah, I was borderline scared of the snow. As soon as it started to snow I went straight inside. I couldn't handle wet socks, that just made me cranky, so snow was a no-go.

Going the Distance in Shenandoah National Park

By Scott Kaiser / Destinations and activities

In celebration of this year's National Park Service centennial, I've spent many weekends exploring Shenandoah National Park.

Why Music Is Essential for the Adventurous

By Eric Murdock / Lifestyle

Whether it's your daily adventure to the watering hole or a massive cross-country undertaking, music undoubtedly has a large role to play in our exploits.

8 Tips to Finance Your Winter Explorations

By Matt Van Swol / Lifestyle and activities

Money is sort of a taboo subject in the world of campers, explorers, and photographers.

I Traveled 3 Months through North America and It Blew My Mind

By Guido Diana / Destinations

My name is Guido Diana and I am a Dutch photographer and adventurer.

Why You Shouldn't Let Doubt and Fear Keep You from a Life of Adventure

By Riccardo Marino / Lifestyle and activities

It is in our nature to be afraid, to doubt, to be insecure. Just as much as it’s in our nature to explore the unknown. Oddly these two natural instincts seem to contradict each other.

Answering Nature's Call: Backcountry Potty Protocol

By Mike Quine / How-to, health, and activities

Most of us loyal Outbound followers have surely experienced the reliefs and woes associated with answering Nature's inevitable call while out hiking or backpacking.

How to Make 2017 Your Most Adventurous Year Yet

By Electra Keller / Lifestyle and activities

So you've finally decided that is was going to be the year you take more risks and have more fun. All those things you've wanted to try, you want to try them this year.

Why I Take My Baby Outside in Below Freezing Weather

By Brittany Graham / Lifestyle and family

When I found out I was having a summer baby, my first thought was, "THANK GOD! I won't be cooped up!" Only I was.

What the Free Admission to Canada's National Parks in 2017 Means for Wilderness Conservation

By Jacalyn Beales / Destinations, lifestyle, and activities

Earlier in 2016, Parks Canada issued an announcement that all National Parks across Canada would be open to the public, free of entry, in 2017.

An Unexpected Trail to Myself at Herman Gulch, CO

By Kalli Hawkins / Destinations and activities

Today was a surprise. Over the past few years I've grown accustom to pulling up to a trailhead and there being 10 to 100 people already in the parking lot, wanting to hike the same trail as I do.

Discover Your Next Adventure with Topographic Maps

By Brad Geyer / How-to and activities

Getting Started It has become pretty much standard for me to search for my hiking and photography destinations by wandering aimlessly through my favorite free topographic maps website, looking fo.

Presence, Beauty, and Lonely Lake

By Crystal Brindle / Destinations, lifestyle, and activities

The sun dips toward the western mountains – everything is backlit in gold. The very trees seem to sparkle as they’re caught in the glow.

Why the Standard American Life Experience Is Not for Me

By Jason Asleson / Lifestyle

If I've confirmed one thing in 2016, it's that the Standard American Life Experience is not for me. I began packing up and selling off parts of the America Dream back in 2011.

Winter in Washington Means a Whole New Set of Adventures

By Luke Webster / Activities

Except every year I try to go on a good snowshoeing adventure disaster has struck.

How Nature Inspires Thought, Action, and the Creative Process

By James Sisti / How-to and lifestyle

Artists are a complex species, operating on a variety of wavelengths which, oftentimes, emanate from polar extremes.

Explorer Spotlight: Grant Whitty

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Grant Whitty | Age: 19 | Location: Fort Collins, CO. What’s your day job?  I am a full-time student at Colorado State University studying Journalism and Media Communication.