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August 2004, Volume 6, Number 6

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Features

WILD ROADS SPECIAL
Hey Honey, Have You Seen the Road Lately?

The challenge: to drive from Canada to Mexico, all on dirt roads. Contributing Editor CHARLES GRAEBER headed south with a pile of maps and a single question: What was lurking in those 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of rural America? The only way to know was to go. Read excerpt >>

BY CHARLES GRAEBER
Backroad America
Want to kick up some dust but think transecting the U.S.A. sounds a bit ambitious? Try one of these spectacular off-road routes handpicked by dirt-road guru TONY HUEGEL, each drivable in a long weekend. Read excerpt >>

Stomping Grounds
In northeast India, wild elephants are worshipped as Hindu deities. They are also a deadly nuisance—marauding villages, destroying homes, ravaging crops, and killing residents. What happens when the eternal conflict of man versus beast escalates into man versus god? Read excerpt >>

BY PAUL KVINTA

The Vanishing World of Lonnie Thompson
He's crossed crevasses from Alaska to the Antarctic. He's an altitude-impervious mutant who's spent 842 days at over 18,000 feet (5,486 meters), more than the most experienced of Sherpas. But Lonnie Thompson isn't a climber. He's a paleoclimatologist who's drilling out the priceless secrets hidden within the Earth's glaciers. With global temperatures on the rise, he's in a race against time. Read excerpt >>

BY LOLLY MERRELL

Prime Time in the Tetons
From rafting the Snake to climbing the Grand, late summer is the perfect time to take on Wyoming's multisport paradise, the Teton Range. And with the cowboy-luxe town of Jackson as your base camp, you can play it just as rough as you want to.

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

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Departments

JOURNAL

Frontiers
The Swiss Alps are an Old World playground of state-of-the-art high-country hiking.

BY DAN KOEPPEL

Next Weekend
Banff, Alberta. Plus: ten more reasons to get out of town in August.

BY GABRIEL SHERMAN AND JIM GORMAN

World on Your Own
Welcome to Sichuan Province, China's own wide-open Wild West. Read excerpt >>

BY JIM BENNING

Tip Sheet
How do you handle a medical catastrophe abroad? Anticipate the worst before it happens. Read excerpt >>

BY ROBERT YOUNG PELTON

Leading Edge
Hot enough for you? It will be with a low-weight, high-tech backcountry stove.

BY STEVE CASIMIRO

Gear
Flick off those flip-flops. These all-season sandals are sturdy, sticky, and stumble-free.

BY BEVIN WALLACE

Wish List
Pack up and power on with a few envy-inspiring summer tools and toys.

BY MELISSA WAGENBERG

The Essentials
It's Surfing 101: from choosing the right board to catching the perfect wave.

BY STEVE CASIMIRO

Special Report
Why are Botswana's Kalahari Bushmen sneaking back into their ancestral lands?

BY TOM PRICE

Books
Inside Burning Man; a gripping shipwreck, retold. Plus: the Blair Witch of shark flicks.

BY ANTHONY BRANDT

The Life
For some folks, a 25-mile day hike is just a great way to make use of all available daylight.

BY McKENZIE FUNK

The Adventures of Tim Cahill
Only one beast strikes fear into the heart of our seasoned adventurer: the turtle.

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