Need to Know
Robert Young Peltonthe author of The World's Most Dangerous Placeson traveling safely in troubled times. BY McKENZIE FUNK
Then & There
Three elite American climbers were stalled by storms on what became their last expedition for a long time in Pakistan's Karakoram.
Inspired by vanished vagabond Everett Ruess, Soren Jesperson set out for a walk around the Colorado Plateau. That was 1,700 miles [2,735 kilometers] ago.
The war against poachers in the Central African Republic will be just that, says Wyoming conservationist Bruce Hayse: a war.
Q&A With Africa's Deadliest Conservationist
Bruce Hayse's government-sanctioned, independent army has been authorized to defend the Central African Republic's wildlife and to shoot first, ask questions later.
Get canned, thumped, and munchedfor surf kayakers, it's all part of the fun.
The bugs are down, the acreage is upwhat better time to paddle the Florida Everglades? BY JAMES CAMPBELL
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Out the door from California's Tioga Pass Resort: a hundred ski areas' worth of world-class terrain, and access to Yosemite.
Photo Gallery: Skiing the Range of Light
For our January/February 2002 issue, photographer Bill McChesney skied California's eastern Sierra Nevada. Online, see exclusive shots and find out how he got them.
In Central America, rivers tumble past ruins and hot springs to create perfect winter rafting destinations.
Galápagos sailing, jungle trekking, wolf-watching, and more.
Mike Dash dissects a Dutch shipwreck in Batavia's Graveyard, Judy Blunt recounts a rough Montana upbringing in Breaking Clean, and Nick Reding goes gaucho in The Last Cowboys at the End of the World. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Piotr Chmielinski, one of the world's greatest river explorers, turns his attentionand his legendary determinationto the tainted air at Ground Zero in New York City. BY MARK JANNOT
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Travel lightand rightwith these compact tools, from a pocket translator to a svelte headlamp. BY BEN HEWITT
Read gear guides online: compact travel tools.
Ride high and carve better with these new snowboard setups. BY MICHAEL FRANK
Read gear guides online: snowboarding boots and bindings.
What They Carry
Skinny skis, bullet poles, flat cokesuch are the trappings of a top racer in Switzerland's Patrouille des Glaciers.