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Insanely Dangerous Hikes Around the Country

The Active Times | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Not only is weather a threatening factor, but also wildlife. If you plan on going on one of these 14 dangerous hikes, research, research, research. There is no such thing as being over prepared when you could potentially be put in a life-or-death situation.

You Really Shouldn't Climb These Mountains...

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

Now that it's almost starting to feel like spring, it's about time to start breaking out the hiking boots and start searching for a trusty hiking stic...

'Rails-To-Trails' Policy Faces Setback After Supreme Court Ruling

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - In a setback to the U.S. government's long-running policy of converting abandoned ...

Looking at Clouds From Both Sides Now in Gran Canaria

Michael Schuermann | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

Gran Canaria contains the multitudes of a small continent. The island is home to one of Spain's largest cities, to deserts and lush forests, to near-tropical vegetation and to barren volcanic landscapes. What makes Gran Canaria truly unique, however, is the clouds.

A Jock in Hollywood: The Canyon

Tony Cavalero | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy
Tony Cavalero

I need to blow off some steam and where better to head than to LA's hottest FREE hotspot, Runyon Canyon? It's LA's equivalent to Everest's base camp: a smorgasbord of dogs, celebs, trannies, sweaty shirtless bods, gangsters, strollers, and every cliché LA has to offer.

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #4: Beatrix Potter on England's Fells

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

One of the loveliest ways to spend a day -- or many days -- in the English Lakes is to hike, and the beautiful places to hike are nearly endless.

Grand Canyon Trails Lead To Google Maps

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Google is giving people a way to virtually hike the Grand Canyon. The search giant released images Thursday that...

5 Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 02.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

During the winter months, the California desert becomes a cooler place to visit (literally), making it an ideal time to take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Roughly two and a half hours from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is the closest national park to L.A.

5 Hikes in Malibu Creek State Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Malibu might be known for its beaches, but you should trade your wet suit for hiking boots to enjoy Malibu Creek State Park. A variety of short and long hikes within the park lead to pools, peaks, lake views, and even famous film sets.

The French Riviera Isn't Just for Billionaires

Michael Schuermann | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

The Oligarch's Riviera, a constellation of playgrounds for billionaires and fantasists, does exist, but it is not the whole story.

Hiking The World's Urban Jungles

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

From the fringes of New York to the heart of steamy Singapore, nature is everywhere you're not looking in some of Earth's most notoriously crowded big cities.

Fathom: A Perfect Day In Glacier National Park

Fathom | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Fathom

Both hikes wander through the sun-laced woods for a while before lifting up above the tree line.

Transformation in the Woods: Wild By Cheryl Strayed

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

A memoir that is by turns harrowing, lyrical and funny, Wild may benefit from Strayed's distance from the material.

San Ysidro Ranch, Cali's Most Stylish A-list Hideaway

Louise Roe | Posted 04.02.2012 | Style
Louise Roe

There's a little bit of magic in the air at San Ysidro Ranch, and now if you ask me for a recommendation for a stylish break in California, I get that same glazed, longing look as the friends who recommended it to me.

Boulder, Colorado: Recreational Sports Rescheduled for Wildfire

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Weller

Last week a disastrous wildfire not only destroyed at least 169 homes in the canyons to the west, a paradise for those who lived in them, but it also forced the closure of popular hiking trails.

Six Sites To Find The Best Summer Hiking Trails

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We review six sites that promise to help you find great local hikes, so you can stop wasting time looking for a new park or trail, and start enjoying ...