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April 18, 2012

The most important thing to keep in mind with all wild animal encounters, including snakes, is they’re just as scared as you are. Give a snake space and you won’t get bitten.

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April 18, 2012

Light, near-constant 8-10 foot waves break on the reefs off of Fiji’s southernmost islands of the Mamanuca chain from April to June.

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April 18, 2012

Hot dam!

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April 18, 2012

Don’t stow your snow gear yet—Alyeska Resort, just 40 miles from Anchorage, AK, operates through April and weekends in May, weather

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April 18, 2012

April 21 to 29 marks National Park Week, which means free admission to some of the nation’s most spectacular landscapes and ecosystems.

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April 17, 2012

Evolution is a beautiful thing, resulting in sublime forms such as the platypus, Brangelina, and now the La Sportiva Spantik

58.
April 18, 2012

Earth Day is April 22.

59.
April 18, 2012

Big-name ski resorts, we don't need to remind you, often mean big crowds and big prices.

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April 10, 2012

I was watching the 1993 replay of the Hawaii Ironman triathlon on the trainer the other day, a portion of which was devoted to “Chuckie V,” the 1990s bad boy of triathlon who was famous

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April 17, 2012

In a sport whose very existence depends on the beauty and power of the natural world, riding a surfboard that started life as pile of chemicals—as do the omnipresent polyurethane foam boards&

62.
April 17, 2012

For twenty straight years, the Bare Buns Fun Run has attracted the most adventurous—

63.
April 17, 2012

It’s hard to have an endless winter when winter hardly got started across much of the U.S.

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April 16, 2012

Most seasoned skiers apply the same mental math to “official” resort snow reports as they would their dad’s big-fish stories: Smile and nod, and then subtract a few inches.

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April 16, 2012

Virgin rapids will soon be a thing of the past on Colorado’s Gunnison River, thanks in part to the fearless exploits of a trio of Colorado kayakers.

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April 16, 2012

My acrobatic skills might fairly be likened to an elephant’s, and I’m certainly no gymnast, but I’ve done some impressive rock-hopping in the name of maintaining dry socks.

67.
April 16, 2012

We backcountry folk have simple ways. We work hard on the way up and play hard on the way down.

68.
April 17, 2012

Omega Pacific Link Cams demand to be touched.

69.
April 18, 2012

The desert is really dry. Except, of course, when it’s not.

70.
April 15, 2012

You’re smart, which is why you checked the weather before hitting the trailhead.

71.
April 13, 2012

Let’s face it: The main reason we love stories of late-blooming superstars is we’d all like to think there’s some latent talent tucked away inside us, just waiting to be uncovered

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April 19, 2012

I was recently chatting with a friend of mine who had, in the span of two weeks, returned from a 3-week trip to Africa and then road-tripped across the country, from New York City to Portland, OR&m

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April 19, 2012

Cross-country skiers have the Nordic track. Cyclists have all manner of indoor trainers. Rock climbers have indoor climbing gyms and escalator-like moveable walls.

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April 12, 2012

Trek: Grand Canyon—Rim to Rim to Rim
Destination: Arizona, USA
Length: 44 miles round trip, 5-7 days

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April 16, 2012

If you were to take a very large breath and plunge seven miles down to the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the world’s oceans, you would not, as it is commonly assumed, be crushed like a