Ethan Shaw

Chicago, Portland, Yellowstone National Park, Seattle, Anchorage, Boulder, Tucson, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, Providence, Flagstaff, Boise, Albuquerque, Denver/Boulder, Park City, Salt Lake City, Charleston, Jackson Hole, Chattanooga

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  1. The Backbone Path: The Underrated Joys of Ridgeline Hikes

    Chicago, Portland, Yellowstone National Park

    Ridgeline hikes come with a special, if not understated, appeal: The joy of exploring the land from above, with never a doubt as which way to go.

  2. A Tour of the Snowiest Places in America


    Here, we take a look at some of America’s true snow factories, from the High Cascades to the Upper Midwest. Snow lovers, eat your hearts out!

  3. Wildlife Safety Guidelines: A Primer for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Anchorage, Boulder

    The proximity to bears, bison, and snakes is part of the thrill of being in the outdoors. But savvy adventurers should follow proper wildlife safety guidelines.

  4. A Captivating Look at the "Big Four" North American Deserts


    A tour of the “Big Four” North American deserts, which together cover some 500,000 square miles—from the lonesome sagebrush backlands of Oregon and Nevada, down to the cactus groves of central Mexico.

  5. Finding Relief in Non-Mountain States: Rugged Hiking Where You’d Least Expect It

    Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, Providence

    You don't have to live in Colorado or California to enjoy rugged hiking. Here, some of the most underrated outings you can find in non-mountainous states.

  6. Insider's Guide to Mount Rainier National Park

    Mount Rainier is a majestic mountain surrounded by some of America's most pristine and inviting wilderness.

  7. Insider's Guide to Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park in Florida is a large tropical wetland that is home to many endangered species, including the Florida panther

  8. Exploring the Wilderness Areas of Oregon's Coastal Mountains


    Take a north-to-south tour of Oregon's coastal wildernesses, which promise primal adventure within a stone’s throw (or two) of Highway 101 and the North Pacific breakers.

  9. National Parks Too Crowded? Visit These Nearby National Forests Instead


    National Parks crowded? Here's a broad-stroked roundup of glorious (and much less-crowded) national forests bordering 10 of America's most-visited national parks.

  10. An Ode to the Otherworldly Snowpeaks of the Pacific Northwest


    The High Cascade snowpeaks of the Pacific Northwest are unlike any other mountain range in the world. Here, we take a closer look and gain a deeper appreciation for these otherworldly peaks.

  11. The Gnarliest Canyons in America


    From the Appalachians to the Sierra Nevada, here's a look at some of the gnarliest canyons on the continent. What's your pick of the litter?

  12. The Lay of the Land: An Encompassing Overview of Olympic National Park


    From spruce rainforests to soaring mountain peaks, Olympic National Park is a place of spectacular ecological diversity. Here is an encompassing roundup of its basic natural geography.

  13. Where Wilderness Awaits: The 3 Biggest Roadless Areas in the Lower 48


    For wilderness-inclined backpackers, river runners, and other recreationists, these three roadless tracts—perhaps the largest in the U.S. between Canada and Mexico—are downright mouthwatering landscapes.

  14. The 10 Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park

    From epic multi-day excursions to easy, iconic day hikes, here is a rundown of some of the very best hikes in Yellowstone National Park.

  15. Is Spring Here? Here's How to Tell from Nature's Cues and Clues

    Albuquerque, Denver/Boulder, Miami

    From the obvious (widespread snowmelt) to the obscure (like the flowering skunk-cabbage), here are the unmistakable signs of spring.

  16. The Wildest Seashores in America


    From the razorback cliffs of Hawaii's Na Pali Coast, to the timeless beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks, here's your guide to some of America's wildest seashores.

  17. A Field Guide to Mountain Thunderstorms: Staying Safe in the High Country


    Mountains in summer are essentially storm nurseries—if you head above timberline, you need to be prepared and sufficiently humble. Here's how.

  18. 10 Must-Do Hikes in the Mountain West

    Denver/Boulder, Park City, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park

    From sublime canyons, backcountry skylines, to alpine lakes, these must-do hikes in the Mountain West should be on any adventurer's bucket list.

  19. Do You Know Your Mountain Trivia?


    From the fundamentals, like highest and most prominent, to the obscure little tidbits and other random stuff in between, here’s a brief breakdown of some of America’s best mountains (for one reason or another).

  20. On Being Lost in the Backcountry


    Getting lost in the wilderness is a frightening experience, no question—it’s also just about inevitable every once in awhile. Here are some things you should know.

  21. A Tour of America's Greatest Swamps


    There aren’t many landscapes that so embody “wild” as a swamp: dark, waterlogged, chirring with insects and primeval reptilian creatures. Here, we take a mucky tour of some of the most important swamps in America

  22. The Matterhorns of North America

    Anchorage, Jackson Hole, Seattle, Yellowstone National Park

    You don't have to venture all the way to the Alps to experience the majesty of a matterhorn: There are plenty of these epic peaks right here in North America.

  23. Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering Your Neighborhood’s Wild Roots


    When you can't get away for a weekend in the mountains, here's how to discover an adventure right in your own backyard.

  24. North America's Most Fascinating (Non-Eclipse) Natural Phenomena


    Here, we’ve pulled together a motley lineup of mesmerizing natural phenomena worthy of anyone's bucket list.