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Searching For The Holy Grail of Day-Hikes: Sedona, Arizona

By Edward Webb / Destinations, activities, and travel

From atop a rock outcropping a mile past the end of Soldier's Pass Trail Several weeks ago I was attempting to decide what I wanted to do for my spring break from my masters degree program, as I did.

How I've Been Inspired by My Backyard

By John Entwistle / Destinations and lifestyle

I have a mantra in life that I should always be inspired by where I live.

Outdoor Guide Jobs for Beginners: How to Get Into Guiding

By Tara Stamnes / How-to, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Imagine getting up tomorrow morning, excited for the day you're about to spend outside. You grab a big breakfast, your hiking boots, and a packed backpack.

The West Coast's Top 20 Backpacking Trips

By Under Armour / Destinations and activities

There is no better way to see what you're made of and test your outdoor skills than in the backcountry and - this part is up for debate - there is no better place to explore the backcountry than the .

Four Volcanoes, Five Days, and Endless Tacos: Climbing Mexico’s Highest Peaks

By Rachel Davidson / Destinations, activities, and travel

Last week I had the privilege and pleasure of joining a group of mountaineering friends in Mexico on one of the toughest climbing programs I’ve ever participated in.

Conservation Needs Instagram Just as Much as Explorers Do

By Jacalyn Beales / Lifestyle

You've heard it here, folks: Instagram doesn't actually suck.  And it definitely won't "ruin" the outdoors. Though it can harm wildlife if you use geotags irresponsibly.

Explorer Spotlight: Jonathon Reed

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Jonathon Reed | Age: 22 | Location: Ontario, Canada. What’s your day job?  I’m a teacher in a private school and freelance designer.

4 Images of My Last Summer Hike in Chamonix

By Charles Gensollen / Lifestyle, activities, and travel

At the beginning of September 2016, I decided to go hiking in Chamonix before going back to my university in Switzerland.

10 Must-Do 14er Hikes in Colorado

By Garmin / Destinations and activities

Hiking to the top of any mountain gives you a sense of accomplishment and pride that you can't find anywhere else.

Climbing Montana's Tallest Mountain, Granite Peak

By Karissa Frye / Activities and destinations

The rocks below my feet shook with every step forward, the harsh surface of the granite boulders scraped my hands as I tried to grasp them. My body insisted that I crawl.

My Favorite Drive in the World: Part 2

By Billy Bowling / Destinations, activities, and travel

So here you are! You came back to see what all the fuss was about after that long run on sentence that was The Blue Ridge Parkway: Virginia Edition I take it? Well, thanks for coming back again for r.

How to Prepare for Backpacking Europe

By Shalee Blackmer / Destinations, how-to, and travel

You've decided to take a leap and backpack Europe. Excited, frantic, and eager, it may be hard knowing where to start planning the upcoming journey.

Is a Life of Wanderlust for You?

By Sarah Levant / Lifestyle and travel

To Wander or Stay? That is the Question Wanderlust is a tricky term some people struggle with.

5 Photos That'll Make You Want to Visit Samuel H Boardman State Park

By Camaran Khiev / Destinations, activities, and travel

This was my first time visiting this state park, or even coming to see Oregon's Coast.

Explore 3 Beautiful Trails at Colorado's Windy Saddle Park

By Matthew Eaton / Activities and destinations

As a city-dweller who longs all week for upcoming weekend adventures, I often look to escape to the mountains during the week as well.

25 Amazing Campsites in the American Southwest

By Chaco Footwear / Destinations, activities, and travel

There's something special about waking up in the desert. There's a stillness and clarity that you just can't find anywhere else.

The Case for Creativity

By Christin Healey / Lifestyle, activities, and travel

We've all seen it, and many of us are guilty of it: The fedora-wearing, blanket-swathed, hair blowing in the breeze, tiny person perched on an impossibly gorgeous vista.

Stop Bashing Instagram: A Letter to the Outdoor “Purists”

By Matt Van Swol / Lifestyle

You’ve read the articles. You’ve seen the titles. It seems like every day, I see another one of these stories shared on social media.

6 Must-See Arkansas Waterfalls

By Jon King / Destinations, family, activities, and travel

1. Neil Compton's Double Falls With no marked trail and a steep scramble down, Compton’s Double Falls makes you earn the view.

Watch Sunrise on Half Dome from Yosemite Conservancy's Live Webcams

By The Outbound Collective / Destinations

If you’re reading this, you’re obviously not in Yosemite (at least we really hope you’re not in Yosemite and staring at your phone) but you can do the next best thing and watch one of the four live w.

Winter Meditations in the Canadian Rockies

By Jason Hatfield / Destinations and travel

Each of my experiences in these fantastical peaks and valleys brings new stories and images to share.

4 Tips for More Adventures (plus a coupon for a free day off work)

By Trailfoody LLC / How-to, lifestyle, and travel

Photo: Dan Loch It's Saturday morning and the sun’s popping up with clear skies. Or there’s fresh snow in the mountains. Or the river’s running at just the right level. 1.

Tough Love: Why the Mountains Are the Ultimate Teacher

By Matthew Thomson / Lifestyle

Have you ever had the strange sensation of loving and hating something at the same time? For real, there could be one thing that genuinely gets you excited while at the same time make you second gues.

7 Essential Waterfalls Photography Tips

By Brandon Dewey / How-to and activities

1. Shoot on Overcast Days Light is everything in photography, and the best time to photograph waterfalls is on overcast days.