The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.
My first Wilderness experience was as a Boy Scout in California. Spending four days on a Wilderness backpacking trip in the Klamath Mountains at the age of 13 changed my life forever and put me on a path to be a conservationist.
As parents, how are we supposed to handle this sometimes cryptic, sometimes heartbreaking information -- and not feel stressed and worried?
If you aren't particularly fond of grilling, then maybe you want an alternative, in which case we have some great recommendations!
You're such a bum. Take it as a compliment: You want to ski, board, climb, kayak, mountain bike, and hike your way through life. You won't find a jud...
It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...
I've heard people wax poetic about Idaho's kind people and ample outdoor adventures, even about Boise's art and food scene. But I honestly had zero expectations about this state. Until recently.
We're here on the weekend when most of the well-known resorts close. Great timing, I know. Among them: Deer Valley and the Canyons near Park City, and up around Ogden, Snowbasin.
As we circled the outer ring of the top of the lighthouse, he was absolutely amazed by the view. I was by amazed by a great many number of things.
You can't just depend on the environment to make a romantic weekend work, so we set out to discover what there is to love about love in Lucerne.
Almost everybody would like more adventure in their life -- to enjoy more sunsets, swim in beautiful rivers, cook on campfires and sleep under the stars. Here is how you can do all this, even within your busy life of work, commuting and family.
One of the delights of Rudesheim and the Rheingau is a walking wine-tasting tour. A guide familiar with the history of the region, often called "German Tuscany," can escort you to some of the top wine estates, hiking vineyard to vineyard.
Such landscapes are quite literally everywhere in Europe, but it is fair to admit that some combine these very common motifs in a more attractive way than others.
A summit view is like no other. It spans 360° and almost never looks the same in photos because the magnitude is hard to capture. One sure thing: it's worth the work to get there.
As a grown up, I've probably slept in a tent a dozen, maybe two-dozen times in my life, all of those times with avid camping enthusiasts. I have put up a tent myself once, maybe twice. I've never owned a stove and have never actually said out loud, "Let's go camping."
Which government system protects some of our most prized land, offers affordable recreation and is great for the economy? You guessed it -- it's the National Park System.