Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is Lake Superior perfectedsea stacks in gin-clear waters, mountain biking trails, and old-growth forest. Plus, a whole lot of solitude. BY TINA LASSEN
Five spots to trade in your sweaty boots for a paddle, and gently float in the wake of Powell, Lewis and Clark, or generations of fur traders.
World on the Cheap
The Zambezi just below Victoria Falls has been called the most thrilling one-day rafting trip on Earth. But the cascade of hippos, impalas, and zebras deserves to be Zambia's top draw.
Malaria, cured. Plus: wild Mongolia, America's new island, and 24 cities for under $800.
Need to Know
Special Report: How did a sunny day on Mount Hood turn into the worst U.S. climbing disaster in years? Experts analyze what went wrongand what we can learn from it. BY JAMES VLAHOS
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Then & There
The theater: Russia's frozen, mile-deep Lake Baikal. The show: ice fishing? Dogsledding? Nah, let's go on a 250-mile [400-kilometer] bike ride.
Irishman Richard Donovan's recent 3:48 marathon time was nothing specialexcept that he ran it at the North Pole.
Q&A: The Iceman Runneth
"We weren't running most of the timewe were shuffling fast," and other observations from Richard Donovan, polar marathoner.
Foil boarding. Because in Maui, big-wave surfing can never be too fast, too difficultor too much like flying.
Tim Severin explores offshore Chile for In Search of Robinson Crusoe, and the rebirth of a manifestoThe Complete Walker IV, by Colin Fletcher and Chip Rawlins. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Everest 2002: Tenzing and Hillary scions on top, a half century later. Along with the oldest climber, the first Hungarian, and a 12th ascent by
Sherpa guide Apa. BY GREGORY CROUCH
These trail runners are the stickiest, spikiest, most breathable, and rugged ones we could find. And at least one is perfect for you.
Cynics, step aside. GPS, once derided as overhyped and even dorky, is now affordable, easy to use
and darned handy.
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The Leading Edge
Ultralight tents are trendy and innovative. Which is greatas long as they don't leave you out in the cold. BY STEVE CASIMIRO
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