Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboardingminus the snow, that isat America's next national park, the weirdly beautiful Great Sand Dunes of Colorado. BY GREG MELVILLE
In fall, the waves are up, the crowds are down, and youwith help from one of these clinics, from Baja to the Outer Banksare out surfing.
World on the Cheap
Bali highs on the Indonesian isle of Nusa Lembongan: world-class surfing and snorkeling, palm-lined beaches, and $7-a-night bungalows.
With newly developed parks, is Nicaragua the next Costa Rica? Plus, a travelers' 911 service, Turkey for less than a grand, and more.
Need to Know
Digging up Anasazi artifacts for souvenirs is disrespectful, shameful, a tragedyand, on private lands, completely legal. A case study of the controversy. BY DAVID ROBERTS
Adventure Online Extra
Forum: The Ruins Racket
Should landowners profit from artifacts discovered on their property? You tell us.
Then & There
No mere 5K charity stroll, this: To draw attention to the polluted Columbia River, activist Christopher Swain is swimming its entire length1,243 miles [2,000 kilometers] from British Columbia to Washington.
Adventure Online Extra
Q&A With Swimmer-Activist Christopher Swain
Activism's Aquaman may not communicate with fish, but he's going to heroic lengths to help them outswimming the length of the once mighty Columbia River to call attention to its sorry state.
No. No. No. No. No. Yes! Chicago investment tycoon Steve Fossett has succeeded at last: He's the first person to fly around the world alone in a hot-air balloon.
The attitude of skateboarding. The thrills of big-air skiing. This new sport isn't just climbingit's dyno climbing.
Walking a tightrope between the twin towers in Philippe Petit's To Reach the Clouds, chasing Captain Cook in Tony Horwitz's Blue Latitudes, seeking Mallory in Jochen Hemmleb and Eric Simonson's Detectives on Everest, and more. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Does the shell gamesoft, hard, Driclime, Drytechhave you confused? Then check out our complete guide to outerwear: wind-, water-, and chill-stoppers that really work.
Sleek, snazzy, stench-fighting, high-tech … underwear? You bet. Celebrating the arrival of the golden age of long johns.
The Leading Edge
Why forgo the ease of a multigear mountain bike for a single-speed? Because it's fun, that's why. BY STEVE CASIMIRO