When Paddling the Colorado, the Line Between Exhilaration and Disaster Blurs

When shooting the rapids is scary, it's probably best to shoot the rapids. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 1 day ago

Inside a Crucial Battle Over Water Rights Below Public Lands

A company that once employed Interior Secretary Bernhardt plans to drain springs below Mojave Nat Monument | Continue reading


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Wanna See What’s Inside the Summer Issue of Adventure Journal? Here Ya Go

The summer issue of Adventure Journal features our report on the women-driven revolution in female-owned outdoor brands, the first new way to surf waves in 3,000 years, diary from a record-setting thru-hiker, the outdoor culture's hardest-working artist, the ethics of angling whe … | Continue reading


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Look Out at Joshua Tree From This Incredible Lookout Cabin

Gorgeous Joshua Tree cabin comes with a fire lookout tower and all the desert you can look at. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 2 days ago

Yeah, Uncrowded Waters, Big Mountain Views, and Petroglyphs Sound Good to Us Too—Meet the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Great rafting, uncrowded trails, and big mountain views combine with cultural resources like petroglyphs make the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness a treasure. | Continue reading


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They Called Him Ice Warrior: The Badass Who Rivaled Messner For World’s Best Climber

Jerzy Kukuczka was the second climber to scale all 14 of the world’s highest mountains, but that’s not why he’s remembered as one of the greatest alpinists of all time. It’s the way he climbed them. His resume is mind-boggling. In just eight years he climbed all 14 of the world’s … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 2 days ago

The FAA Finally Moves—A Little—To Crack Down on Noisy National Park Overflights

Skies above national parks are an unregulated Wild West, allowing nearly unlimited air tours and all the noise they bring. That might finally be changing. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 3 days ago

The Versatile Granite Gear Blaze 60 Has Everything You’ve Ever Wanted in a Backpack

If you’ve purchased a backpack in the last three or four years, you probably have a very good pack. Even budget packs are better than most top of the line packs were 15 years ago. Unless you’re radically switching packing strategies from ultralight to kitchen sink or vice versa, … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 3 days ago

The Best Camper Van and Overlander Rentals in North America, 2019 Edition

Say hello to van life without the commitment, liability, insurance, maintenance, storage, cost. | Continue reading


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Of Course It’s Okay to Hike Off-Trail—Here’s Why

Don't let detractors get you down. Hiking off-trail and adhering to LNT practices can be done—plus off-trail hiking offers the best rewards. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 4 days ago

Want High Seas Adventure? Ever Thought About Living Aboard a Freighter?

Go behind the scenes and below decks with the adventure seekers who pilot the world's biggest ocean-crossing ships. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 4 days ago

Yosemite Landmarks Get Their Rightful Names Back After Trademark Dispute

The former concessionaire got $12 million for the marks, but the Ahwahnee is the Ahwahnee again. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 4 days ago

Is There an E-Bike In Your Future? Pondering the Once-Unimaginable

Pedal-assisted bikes are getting smaller, lighter, and more ubiquitous. Is it time to bite the bullet? | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 5 days ago

National Park Visitation Is Soaring, But Ranger Numbers Are Plummeting—What’s Going On?

Staffing has dropped 20 percent since 2005, while visits have skyrocketed. Yikes. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 5 days ago

Uh-Oh, A Lake Has Formed High on Mont Blanc

People thought the photo was a fake, but the meltwater is due to a European heat wave that spike temps to 114º in France. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 5 days ago

Weather Smiling on the Crowds on K2, Record Summits Possible

But the peak is loaded with rookies and critics decry the 'Everestization' of the Savage Mountain | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 5 days ago

The New Frontier for Women Outdoors Is Motorcycles—These Ladies Are Making It Happen

Anya Violet and Ashmore Ellis have already gotten more than 8,000 women camping via bikes and they're Babes Ride Out program is only growing. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 5 days ago

Here’s Why Humans and Wild Coyotes Should Get Along

Wild coyotes in urban spaces can bring a bit of the outdoors to the concrete jungle—but why are their populations growing in places like San Francisco? | Continue reading


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Happy Birthday Thoreau—How The Life Lessons in ‘Walden’ Are Invaluable

You're not ready for 'Walden' until you're ready. Once it grips you, it stays with you forever. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 8 days ago

Killing a Leopard With His Bare Hands Was Only the Beginning for This Badass

Carl Akeley was the father of taxidermy and museum dioramas, as well as a hunter, inventor, and conservationist. Lots of contradictions, but he led an astounding life. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 8 days ago

You’re Gonna Want This ‘Cabin’ That Costs $10K and Tows Behind Your Car

The architect wanted a simple affordable home away from home. So she designed one that doesn't require wealth to afford. Now, to get one of these to the States. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 9 days ago

Why You Need to Know About the New Sleeping Pad Insulation Ratings

There's about to be a new industry standard for rating a sleeping pad's insulation. Here is how it works and what you should know. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 9 days ago

No Car? Tired of Driving? This System Busses Hikers to the Trail

What if you didn't need to drive to trailheads anymore? | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 10 days ago

How to Rediscover the Bike Stoke After Decades of Riding

Riding bikes for fun is a privilege, taking it for granted is the stoke-killer. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 10 days ago

Why I Pick Up Other People’s Litter

Last year, I conducted a memorable interview with French environmentalist Claire Nouvian. She’d just been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her work with BLOOM Association, a non-profit that uses scientific data and public outreach to effectively dismantle d … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 11 days ago

Jane Goodall Explains…Everything

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 11 days ago

New Report Shows Climbing is Growing, Generating Money, but Homogenous

Climbing groups have released the first-ever State of Climbing Report, quantifying who's climbing, where, and how much money they're spending. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 11 days ago

A Message of Hope: Here’s How We Can Solve Climate Change

Hint: It begins and ends with something that would make the Lorax proud. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 11 days ago

Himalaya’s Women Sherpas, the Sherpani, Are as Tough as They Come

With each successful expedition, the Sherpani of Nepal prove to thousands of young girls the world over, there is no summit out of reach. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

Killing as Government Service

The USDA’s Wildlife Services program slaughters millions of wild animals every year — including endangered species. It doesn’t have to. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

How Native Land Conservation Can Get a Boost From Climbing and Skiing

Climbers Sasha DiGiulian and Tommy Caldwell have partnered with the Access Fund and Native Outdoors to make a film about the ethics of recreating on and being part of conservation efforts with native lands. In this short, they meet up with folks like Len Necefer of Native Outdoor … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

Every Purchase on Adventure Journal Plants a Tree

We're putting our resources where they can have the biggest impact fighting climate change. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

Bear Drives Subaru

A Colorado bear has decided breaking into cars is no longer enough. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

These Brothers Bolted Pontoons to Their Bikes and Pedaled the Amazon

When Dawid Andres first dreamed of crossing the South American continent with his half-brother Hubert Kisiński, the idea of bolting bikes to pontoons and descending the Amazon River was the furthest thing from his mind. The plan in the beginning was more sensible: Bike from the P … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 12 days ago

Rising Sea Levels Are Claiming the California Coast—What Can be Saved?

The human urge to outmatch nature is age-old. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 13 days ago

Fly Fishing Iceland’s Glacial Rivers is Not for the Cold Averse

Fly fishing may conjure images of golden sunlight bathing a cool Montana stream, twinkling on a late summer afternoon, and yeah, that’s part of it, so is wading into frigid glacial melt during a snowstorm. In Iceland. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 13 days ago

This Dog Loves Singletrack

Just a couple best friends bombing singletrack. The dog is nice enough to let the human eat his dust for a bit, too. Kind-heareted soul. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 15 days ago

A Woman’s View on ‘Getting Chicked’

Why should she apologize for being stronger or faster than a man? She shouldn't. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 15 days ago

Black Bean Soup with Fried Tortilla Strips

Don't want to schlep black beans in the backcountry? Dehydrated flakes are light and still make an awesome soup. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 15 days ago

The US Forest Service Wants to Limit Public Comments

Under President Donald Trump, federal agencies have chipped away at the reviews and permitting required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws. Earlier this month, the Forest Service proposed a significant overhaul of th … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 16 days ago

Astonishing Summits

Simple: A few minutes of tremendous summit views. That’s it. That’s all. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 16 days ago

The Van Buren Sisters Were Tough-As-Nails Suffragist Moto Pioneers

They ran out of gas and water, faced snowstorms and tornados, and were arrested for wearing men's clothes, in their great cross-country motorcycle adventure. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 16 days ago

Is a Cabin the Secret to Finding Stillness?

There are more than 3,000 stories in Adventure Journal’s archives, most of which are evergreen, and occasionally we put the best of them back on the home page for new readers to see.—Ed. Have you ever fantasized about being a fire lookout, or living in a cabin high in the mountai … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 17 days ago

When Your Dirtbag Passion Isn’t Enough Anymore

When a life of climbing isn't quite enough to fill the soul anymore, what comes next? | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 17 days ago

Meet The Climber/Scientists Risking it All to Study Melting Glaciers

If you want to figure out how climate change is affecting the world’s highest places you have to go up there yourself to find out. So scientists like John All, who directs Western Washington University’s Mountain Environments Research Institute, spend weeks at a time at the world … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 17 days ago

National Parks and Patriotism

When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my “Smokey Bear” hat carried some serious emotional baggage. As I later wrote in my book, “Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature,” pa … | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 18 days ago

The Abstract Beauty of a Summer Storm

It’s that time of year when, in so much of the country, the heat of the afternoon is broken by raging thunderstorms. Sped up video breathes life into storm clouds to the point you can nearly feel the barometric pressure drop in the room when watching. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 18 days ago

Amelia Earhart Disappeared 82 Years Ago Today

Eight decades later, historians still search for clues to Earhart's disappearance. | Continue reading


@adventure-journal.com | 18 days ago