With ocean-wild waters roaring past ancient citadels and tiny villages, Turkey's Çoruh River has the attention of the world's best rafters. And, unfortunately, its most ambitious hydroelectric engineers. BY McKENZIE FUNK
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Time for desert: These are the best fall hikes in the Grand Canyon, Big Bend, and beyond.
World on the Cheap
Can Cancún and head for the untouristy, peaceful Mexican state of Chiapas to dive, trek through the jungle, and explore Maya ruins.
The vilest deeds of poison weedsivy, oak, and sumaccan be avoided if you know the best prevention and treatment tips.
Indonesiadazzling, but dangerous post-9/11, right? Wrong, reports a seasoned expat.
Need to Know
It's not easy to be a motivational personality these days. Just ask the mountaineers with multiple sclerosis who went on a problem-plagued, drug company-sponsored expedition up Mount McKinley last May. BY ALEX MARKELS
Once, twice, five times a world champion. Well, almost: Surfer Layne Beachley needs just one more victory to become the most successful woman in the history of the sport.
Trials riders negotiate massive boulders, slippery logs, and roaring waterfalls on their modified mountain bikes, and draw inspiration from the extreme sport of … golf.
Money[U.S.] $1.2 million, in unmarked billsfor nothing in Mark Bowden's Finders Keepers, and the fatal Australian expedition of Burke and Wills in Sarah Murgatroyd's The Dig Tree. Plus: The Nile, by Robert O. Collins, and Sahara, by Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Until they start making clothes from whale blubber, nothing will keep you warmer than these wool, fleece, and down jackets, vests, and tops. BY GREG MELVILLE
Let there be lamps: long-lasting LED and brilliant halogen; battery- and gas-powered; bike-, tent-, and trail-ready.
What They Carry
How do Brett and Josh Lowell make their "rocumentaries"? With a pole-mounted digital cameraand ultratight shoes.
The Leading Edge
Customizable topo maps; super-svelte stoves and tents; high-quality, low-cost shells; and more standouts from this summer's Outdoor Retailer trade show. BY STEVE CASIMIRO