How did Arnulfo Quimare, a Tarahumara goat herder, beat the world’s most elite and highly trained runners? Secret number one: don’t train.
Has Alex Honnold’s Yosemite climb sparked more daredevils? North Carolina soloist Austin Howell fell to his death this summer while free-soloing in Linville Gorge. Sasha diGuilian and other climbers weigh in on the free solo debate.
Understaffed, cash-strapped federal agencies National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service rely on hard-working volunteer trail crews to build and care for most of the trails in Southern Appalachia.
Sleep in a lighthouse, fire tower, or caboose this fall while surrounded by stunning autumn color. We highlight 14 unique lodging options for leaf-peeping adventurers.
Meet 7 inspiring outdoor enthusiasts who are helping to protect the places where we play.
What we don’t know about the underground world beneath our feet
Scientists are Restoring Appalachia’s Most Important Tree: The Chestnut
The Forest Service is proposing to cut the public out of public lands decisions. Don’t let them silence you.
The blurred gender line in sports: How do national and international athletics—or even high school coaches—determine who is qualified to compete as a male and a female?
Best in backpacking: a hiking guide picks her favorite gear.
Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard releases a new solo record.
A new generation of guides and outfitters are popping up in unexpected places, including the coalfields.
Read about their last month on the road during their favorite time of the year!
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Sunset over the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in Seneca State Forest, W.Va.
Photo by Jesse Thornton