EDITOR’S NOTE 12/20: The gist of this article is travel – the safety of which is questionable right now, given the current and uncertain trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic. That said, we are dreamers and optimists at heart and we trust there will be brighter days ahead. In the meantime, read on to make some great future plans. As always, please do what’s best for you and those around you by follow current guidelines for travel from the CDC, state and local authorities. Not everyone embraces the onset of winter. If you’re hardcore about warmer weather outdoor pursuits, from hiking, biking, trail running and climbing to paddling, there are parts of the western U.S. that offer respite from the polar vortex. Whether you’re looking to escape the snow entirely or just avoid hauling extra gear, the following places feature exceptional- and diverse- terrain…
This high route is a rite of passage for adventure cyclists. Here’s how to do it.
Explore the heart of Oregon, with tips for your first bikepacking adventure.
You don’t have to go far to escape. Last-minute trips can be just as rewarding if done right.
Three days, 77 miles and 14,000 feet of elevation gain.
The protection of a tent, the weight of a tarp. A new standard in ultralight shelter innovation.
Filling and full of protein, this dish can act as an appetizer or as a meal on its own.
No dehydrator needed—a regular oven will do just fine.
A bike, a tent, alpine lakes and miles of backcountry singletrack.