How Three Random Words Just Might Save Your Life

No matter where you are in the world, a new service called What3Words has assigned a three-word code that contain your exact GPS coordinates. | Continue reading | 6 hours ago

These Dream Build Videos Are Like Bike ASMR

The most soothing bike mechanic videos you'll ever see and maybe fall asleep to. | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

Arizona Trail Closed for Border Wall Construction Within Coronado Nat Monument

The Arizona Scenic Trail, commonly just called the Arizona Trail, is a jewel of the Southwest. 800 miles of trail ribboning through desert and mountain, from the border of Mexico through the Sonoran Desert, and across the Grand Canyon. As the Arizona Trail Association says, it’s … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

We Love These Affordable, No-Frills Binoculars For Birding and Trail Spotting

Looking for good, entry-level binocs? Boom. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Surfing Grew Way Too Serious—Thank Goodness for the Soft Top Revolution

Surfers around the world are remembering that, oh, yeah, this is supposed to be unserious fun. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Climbing Star Adrian Ballinger Answers All Your 8k-Meter Peak Questions Adrian Ballinger knows his way around the world's highest peaks, having spent a ton of time on | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Endangered California Condors Return to Sequoia NP, First Time in 50 Years

Once at the brink of extinction, California condors are returning to their historic mountain habitats. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

15-Year-Old Paddles Halfway Across Canada to Summer Job at Canoe Outfitter

When Zev Heuer’s high school went online in mid-March due to COVID-19, the 15-year-old from Canmore, Alberta, realized that if he finished his coursework quickly enough he could pull off his dream trip—a 1,300-mile canoe journey to his summer job at Churchill River Canoe Outfitte … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Walrus, Bears, and Salmon, Oh My—Meet Alaska’s Izembek Lagoon

Roads? The Izembek doesn't need roads. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Tallest Climbing Wall in the World Now Scales a Copenhagen Office Building

Do a little energy plant business, climb a massive 80-meter wall, all in the same place. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

The Sacred and the San Juan River

Meet a Diné woman whose connection with the San Juan River runs as deep as the river itself. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Marin Pine Mountain 2 Review—Classic Steel Adventure Rig Gets a 29er Refresh

Marin updates its steel bikepacking workhorse. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Okay, Fine, Here’s a Little Peek at the New Ford Bronco

Ford's new Bronco teaser shows the new rigs actually off-roading. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Marmots and Mice Might Try to Eat Your Car’s Tasty Wires While Camping

Rodents tried to eat my engine while camping—learn from his $4,500 misfortune. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Bear Sits Next to Guy

There was a guy. T | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Appalachian Trail Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline Projects Halted

Huge news for the environmental movement as two controversial pipelines projects are stopped. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Can America’s Parks and Preserves Bring Together a Divided Country?

A search of common ground reveals support across political spectrum for wilderness and access to nature. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Adventure Cat, Like You, Is Also Thrilled It’s Summer

Mountain climbing, swimming, trail running (pouncing), all while purring. Let’s see you try that. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Memo From Forest Service Boss Demands More Oil, Logging, Mining On Public Lands

Sped up environment regs to be the order of the day at the USFS. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

This Camping Season, Make Sure Your Firewood Is Artisanal Firewood

You don’t drink just any coffee in the morning at camp. You drink third wave, fair trade, hand-harvested peaberry beans. Your camp shirt is organic wool, harvested from sheep that also drink high-end coffee. So why is your firewood shrink-wrapped mysto wood you bought at a gas st … | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Smoked, Yes, Smoked, Cinnamon Rolls

It's impossible to resist cinnamon rolls of the smoked, campsite variety. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Portable Kayak Battle Pits $120 Inflatable Vs $1,200 Collapsible: Who Ya Got?

I had a gear storage problem. Although I’m primarily a cyclist and hiker, I do enjoy dipping a paddle in the water from time to time and wanted a kayak of my | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Climber, Guide, and Educator Paul Petzoldt Kicked Ass and Founded NOLS

From climbing the Grand Teton in cowboy boots to forming NOLS, this man lived large and taught many. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

The Kokopelli Trail in 3 Days? Pshh, I’ll Do It in One, Says Lachlan Morton

We’re not normally all that interested in FKTs around here at AJ, but this video is so cool, we’ll mamk | Continue reading | 11 days ago

The Tricky Path of Regulating Adventure Risks

Last winter’s tragedy that claimed the lives of five French tourists and their Québec guide in the icy waters of Lac Saint-Jean during a snowmobile safari shook people on both sides of the Atlantic. It also rattled the tourism industry in Québec. The Québec government had already … | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Here’s How to Repair a Busted Tent Pole the Easy Way

If in busting out your tent, you bust a tent pole, we have you covered. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Meet the Mad Scientist Building Surfboards From Garbage

One man's trash is another man's surfboard. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Satisfy Your Dadcore Bike Sandals Lust With Shimano’s 25th Anniversary SPDs

If you love cycling sandals, Shimano has a treat for you. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

What the West Takes for Granted

It took moving east to appreciate the freedom of lots and lots of public lands. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

In California, A Push Grows to Turn Dead Trees into Biomass Energy

Jonathan Kusel owns three pickups and a 45-foot truck for hauling woodchip bins. He operates a woodchip yard and a 35-kilowatt biomass plant that burns dead trees, and he runs a crew marking trees for loggers working in national forests. Those are a lot of blue-collar credentials … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Crossing Vermont By Gravel Road and Merciless Climbs

Brand spanking new gravel route across Vermont, anyone? | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Yosemite’s Head of Concessions Hits Golf Balls Into Meadow, Gets Canned

Aramark's operations boss at Yosemite Valley bogeys in very public fashion. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Yes, Awesome Outdoorsy Parents Can Lead Kids to an Awesome, Outdoorsy Life

Dear all you parents and maybe someday parents out there: I am standing before you as indisputable proof that children become a product of what you expose them | Continue reading | 14 days ago

The Coal Miner Turned Surfing Photographer Who Captures Liquid Mountains

Ray Collins spent most of his working life as a coal miner deep underground near Bulli, Australia, until he blew out his knee and could no longer perform at the same intense physical level. He used his workman’s comp to buy a camera and water housing and turned to the ocean he kn … | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Ever Seen a Honda Fit Built Into a Kickass Overlander? You Have Now

Don't know much about this guy other than that his name is Jeff, he bought a 2011 Honda Fit a couple years back, wrecked it, then figured, what the hell, let' | Continue reading | 17 days ago

How (Not) To Properly Cache Food

Eat and drink like a king on your next backpacking trip with these simple tips. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Moving Black Studies Outdoors Brings Nature’s Calm to the ‘Classroom’

Until I moved my classes outdoors, I didn’t realize how much dealing with societal challenges was slowly breaking so many of us down. Racism has deep, long-lasting implications on social, emotional, and physical health. Unless you’ve experienced it many times, you wouldn’t really … | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Immerse Yourself, Almost Literally, In the Everest Experience

Join a science expedition researching climate change at the highest point on the planet. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

A Trailside Tiramisu That’s Way Easier Than You Might Think

If you have 5 minutes and a few ounces of space in your backpack, you can have tiramisu for dessert anywhere your legs can carry you. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Cycling’s Most Charming, Mustachioed Historian

Lucian | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Climber Renan Ozturk On the Mission to Crack Mountaineering’s Biggest Mystery

Could Irvine and Mallory have summitted Everest? And what happened to Irvine's body? We talked to Ozturk about his new project to find out. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Bikepacking Roots to Offer Adventure Grant to Aid Bikepackers of Color

Bikepacking Roots is a non-profit dedicated to all things bikepacking. We’ve covered them before, primarily as they announced their Wild West Route, a 2,700-mile expedition-level bikepacking route from north to south of the Mountain West. We profiled co-founder Kurt Refsnider as … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

I Am World’s Cutest Frog—Hear Me Roar! (Squeak)

Behold, the war cry that has conquered entire square inches of desert sand. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Ocean Rower and Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies at Sea

Intrepid adventurer and inspiration to many, Madsen perished midway through her attempt to row across the Pacific. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

A Timeless Wilderness Love Letter Addressed to Congress, In Our Hour of Need

At some point soon, the House will take up passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, passed itself by the Senate last week. The Senate vote was the major hurdle, the bill is expected to be approved by the House. Though, they might be tempted to make changes. Pork will maybe be … | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Sleeping Alone in Your Car

Musings on the strange feelings you get when curled up in a car, alone, miles and miles from anywhere. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Strip All Mentions of Robert E. Lee From Parks

As the country wrestles with removing monuments to slave owners, one national park grapples with name changes of a popular attraction. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Can Squirrels Outwit the World’s Most Epic Squirrel Obstacle Course?

Mark Rober is a one-man Myth Busters meets Bill Nye, using science and video to explore such elemental and existential questions such as What If All The Toilets | Continue reading | 20 days ago