Hiking Washington's Olympic coast calls for a topo map, a tide table, and a keen appreciation of the Pacific's wild theatrics. BY BYRON RICKS
Guiding schools where amateurs learn to raft like pros. Plus: The hyper-detailed adventure cartography of John the Mapmaker.
When packing for adventure travel, light is right. ROBERT YOUNG PELTON tells how to pare your load to the barestand safestminimum.
A three-day drive in central Oregon reveals high-desert landscapes, spectacular rock climbing routes, and great Hungarian cooking.
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Singletrack sterility? JIM THORNTON on the new research into biking-related sexual dysfunctionand how to protect yourself.
World on the Cheap
After a decade of strife, coastal Croatia is back as the Mediterranean's outdoor-paradise bargain.
Bringing It Home
The Panama hatwhere to buy summer's most stylish sunscreen. Plus: Hot new Latin music, and more.
Adventure on the Web
How to measure a mountain's height and how much it costs to climb the world's tallest; retracing the Northwest Passage.
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Joshua Cooper Ramo's No Visible Horizon gets inside aerobatic flying; Saul Kelly's The Lost Oasis tracks the real-life English Patient. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Letter From Antarctica
The world's hottest new tourist destination is very cold, very wet, and more dangerous than you may think. JON BOWERMASTER reports on the potential and peril of the final frontier.
STEVE CASIMIRO reviews a breakthrough crop of dual-suspension bikes that will change the way you ride off-road.
This season's best shoes for navigating ruts, ravines, and the occasional pothole.
The Leading Edge
A new generation of surfboards has shortened the world's steepest learning curve. BY STEVE CASIMIRO