If you're new to backpacking and you've done a short trip or two, you might be eager to try a more challenging hike
Choosing from Washington state’s countless, astonishing overnight trips is nearly impossible. The Cascade Mountains span the entire state and offer endless opportunities for day hikes to longer, multi-day outings. The nine hi
Within the impressive San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado lies the unfathomable Ice Lakes Basin, a place that stimulates the imagination and intrigues all who travel to this alpine bowl. The vibrant blues of the lakes, the never en
Southern California is a hotbed of geothermal activity and plate tectonics, which can have the effect of creating an ever-creeping dread of the inevitable earthquake. But instead of living in perpetual fear of the "Big One," outdoor-loving types in SoCal can t
If you think of the central portion of our country as nothing but endless cornfields, lazy rivers, and wide-open spaces, you’re not alone. Indeed, just a year ago, I would have said the same thing.