Need to Know
A river may run through it, but that doesn't mean you have the right to run that riveror so claims a Colorado landowner in a closely watched lawsuit. BY KALEE THOMPSON
Then & There
Into the abyss: exploring the fantastic void of Rumbling Falls Cave in eastern Tennessee.
Q&A With the Photographer
See the only photo of the awe-inducing Rumble Room, and find out how photographer Chris Anderson finally exposed this biggestand perhaps most secretcave chamber in the eastern U.S.
Murdered by pirates last December, Sir Peter Blake was one of the greatest yachtsmen ever, and a Cousteau-like crusader for the oceans.
Tanis Hammond is the fastest woman in the worldand she wants to speed up.
When horse-riding cowboys and skiers team up, you'd expect nothing less lunatic than the high-speed, high-impact sport of ski joring.
With 4,000-plus routes in the high desert, California's Joshua Tree National Park is the Pebble Beach of rock climbing. Your guide? Don Reid, the resident Tiger Woods. BY DAN KOEPPEL Read excerpt >>
Low prices and high peaks make this the year to ski the Alps.
World on the Cheap
Framed by volcanoes, Antigua is the gateway to hiking,
pedaling, and rafting in the stunning highlands of Guatemala.
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Big Ditch biking, telemark madness, manta-viewing, and more.
The dark legacy of Willi Unsoeld in Robert Roper's Fatal Mountaineer, Kerouac and company in John Suiter's Poets on the Peaks, and a round-the-world avian escapade in William Fiennes's The Snow Geese. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
On a remote pirate island off the coast of Madagascar, a smiling Jolly Roger carved into a tombstone can lead you to treasure, if you can crack the code. BY PAUL PERRY Read excerpt >>
Clever and svelte new daypacks that display the distinction between nifty feature and needless frill. BY BEN HEWITT
Read our guide to new daypacks >>
Itch-free, windproof, and soulful, wool is making a comeback.
Read our guide to new wool outerwear >>
What They Carry
To hike 7,000-plus miles [11,265-plus-kilometers] in a yearas Brian Robinson, America's fastest hiker, did last yearyou need to hike light.