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The Smallest State's Tallest Peak: Is R.I.'s Jerimoth Hill America's Most Challenging?

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I've got big news for all you serious outdoor types: Maine's Katahdin isn't the climbing adventure you thought it was. Mt. Mansfield? Mt. Washington? These nubs are a walk in the park.

A Mythology of The Unseen

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

The way we read an image is something instinctive, a spontaneous process that connects the image with its viewer. In the end the viewer is only left w...

Inspiration From the Buddha in Sedona

Tova Payne | Posted 01.11.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Tova Payne

Last year I had the fortunate experience to go to Sedona, Arizona for the first time. After going to the many vortexes, including the Amitabha Stupa, ...

Meditations on a Mouse Hare

Stephen Alter | Posted 01.01.2017 | Religion
Stephen Alter

Ochotona roylei is one of several different species of pikas or mouse hares found in the Himalayas. This photograph was taken in the Son Gad valley of...

Mountain Meditation

Hanne Suorza | Posted 12.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

December: The mountain is standing tall, rising into the blue. It´s firm. Solid. Grounded. Steady despite change. Seasons through, no matter what....

The Road to Sorata

Saleem Ahmed | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
Saleem Ahmed

As this is my first entry on Huffington Post, I would like to briefly introduce myself and my intentions for this blog. My name is Saleem Ahmed, and I...

WATCH: Mother Nature Never Looked So Beautiful

HooplaHa | Posted 11.09.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This video highlights and proves that Mother Nature is beautiful all year round. Unless you are a world traveler, we might not be so lucky to see all these gorgeous sights in person. So sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy these breathtaking views!

Get Lost... and Then Find Yourself in New Zealand

Laura Grier | Posted 11.06.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

At 35 years old I thought I had finally figured it out. As a destination wedding photographer, I have seen what it takes to make it down the aisle. S...

Stunning Images Show That California's Got More Than Beautiful Beaches

Alexis Coram | Posted 11.03.2016 | Travel
Alexis Coram

When people talk about California, they often think of its 840 miles of majestic coastline and the grand beaches peppered from Southern to Northern Ca...

Today's Talk: Mindfulness

Hanne Suorza | Posted 10.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Happy: Today, in beautiful mountainous surroundings, I held my first speech about Mindfulness. I was invited by the Occupational Health Services t...

5 Reasons You Need To Visit The Swiss Alps

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.23.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Got mountains on the mind? So do we. The Swiss Alps are perhaps the most iconic and stunning mountains on the planet and we've got five adventures that are more than enough reason for you to start making your plans to visit. We know you bucket list is long, but these need to be added...and probably pushed to the top.

Climbing Literal and Figurative Mountains -- A True Dream Story

Erin McElroy | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

After talking about this for over a week, tomorrow we'll be waking up at two in the morning to begin our trek to the summit of Cerro Ishinca, maxing o...

Bulunkul -- a Village at the End of the Road

Eva Pivac | Posted 10.20.2016 | World
Eva Pivac

Bulunkul is a village of extremes. The raw and wild ragged beauty will take your breath away. If not, the high altitude will surely leave you gaspin...

Meanwhile Down in South Carolina

Carolyn Bass | Posted 10.08.2016 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Summer turned to fall while I was in South Carolina, but you would never have known by the warm days and balmy nights.

Skydiving the Swiss Alps vs. Stairway to Heaven

Stephen Harris | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Stephen Harris

'Stairway to Heaven' and a 'Skydive' seem to reflect opposite directions, but for me they will now be forever linked... I was showered, up for breakf...

Interview With the Makers of Dead of Winter: The Donner Party

Sam Rivman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

From the producers of "Hatfields & McCoys," "Dead of Winter: The Donner Party" is a 2-hour television event that retells the story of one of the most infamous manifest destiny journeys. The film premiered at the Boston Film Festival as the closing night selection.

Nepal Wants To Ban Novice Climbers From Everest Over Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

Climbers have been complaining for years that Mount Everest has become too crowded, making it both unpleasant and hazardous for those attempting the c...

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Farewell

Dagi Cueppers | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Dagi Cueppers

She died yesterday, 101 years old. Thousands of miles away, I did not get to say goodbye. I didn't get a chance to thank her, either. I would have loved to tell her that she'll always be with me. Every storm I weather, every mountain I climb. She'll be there.

McKinley To Denali? How To Visit (And Enjoy!) America's Most Talked About Mountain

Hipmunk | Posted 09.05.2016 | Travel
Hipmunk

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk In advance of his three-day trip to Alaska, where he will advocate for more urgent action on climate change, President Ob...

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.04.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing or fishing, there is something for everyone on this list.

My Tour Through Our National Parks With Members of Congress

Audrey Peterman | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Knowing that I am the beneficiary of such a huge investment of human and natural capital, how can I sit back and let it all go down under the cult of greed and personality to become an oligarchy?

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock) Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessa...

How Breast Cancer Helped Me Summit Mt. St. Helens

Molly Lindquist | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

At the suggestion of my friend Sam, five of us set out to summit Mt. St. Helens. I never would have attempted this hike pre-cancer, but now, almost four years after my diagnosis, I feel stronger physically and mentally than at any other point in my life.

A "Destination Wedding" Can Be within Driving Distance of Your Hometown: A Wedding Planner's Challenge to Find the Right Venue

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.07.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The words "destination wedding" don't have to mean that all of your guests must fly someplace tropical in order for you to have a total getaway for your wedding weekend.