When “no” just won’t do.
I stoke the fire and the funny bone with these absurd films. And so should you.
Everyone needs a comfort item–how about a whole pack of them?
Want to get away from it all, when "all" means other people? Start by going here.
Don't have 5 months to hike the PCT or AT? How about 3 weeks?
Some things need to be told, some things need to be reminded, even about bikes.
Winter brings all sorts of fun: powder days, fatbiking on snow, quiet snowshoe trails, the strange Cro-Magnon [...]
As a mega-storm dumps biblical quantities of snow on the Northeast, bringing normal life and public [...]
Early in World War II, the world heard about two heavily armored Russian divisions invading Finland, only to [...]
Yes, we’re aware it rains in the Pacific Northwest. That does not stop us from loving it. The climate has
Snowmen are usually pretty innocuous: three big balls of snow stacked on top of one another, a couple sticks for
Stoke is a simple thing, and although we may sometimes lose it, or find it waning, we often see examples of
Besides shoveling it, driving in it, slipping on it when it turns to ice, avalanches, and the brown color it
Every fall, as the end of the year draws closer, we gather in the virtual offices of Adventure Journal, talk
In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s climb of Everest was as amazing as Neil Armstrong and Buzz [...]
It could be said that The Eiger Sanction is not a good movie – unless you’re a climber. Even if
Norway is factually one of the per-capita richest countries in the world, and subjectively one of the most [...]
Yvon Chouinard is probably most qualified to be called the patron saint of dirtbags, having been one of the [...]
There's a lot of them–some old classics and new ones for the list.
Sure, mountains are great: challenging to climb, fun to photograph, perfect for all sorts of life metaphors, [...]
Bill Bryson has been masterfully writing travel books since the late 1980s (or the early ’90s, [...]
New Zealand has something for everyone: beaches, rainforest, glaciers, big mountains, hiking, skiing, [...]
Wanna get away? Sure you do. Wanna get a long ways away, but don’t want to go all the way
In the movie version of Into the Wild, Chris McCandless is baffled when he’s told he needs a permit to
New Hampshire has a pretty solid argument for being the adventure capital of the East, or at least the Northeast:
As skiers and snowboarders say goodbye to another ski season and start counting the days until next season, [...]
When you think of symbols of Independence Day, you might think of things like fireworks, grilling meat, [...]
When Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan titled their 2009 documentary and book project “The National Parks: [...]
We learned two things in reading online campground reviews: One, there are some seriously sketchy campgrounds [...]
Bears, and their awesomeness, should not need an introduction. If you are reading this, you also understand [...]
Like two of our other favorite legends of outdoor literature, Ed Abbey and John Muir, Henry David Thoreau could be
Colorado, where it seems like every third car has a ski or bike rack, and where it’s common to accidentally
Beards are the star of the hair world right now, obviously. But as human beings, we have always expressed ourselves
Consider this your reminder that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th. As well as your inspiration to get out and
Spring is here and if you haven’t dusted off your hiking shoes you better have a good excuse-like a broken
As spring approaches, some people think about gardening, or baseball season, or getting to wear white shoes [...]
The air's too fresh! I can see too far! Wait, it's so dirty! Ew, there's bugs! What's that smell?!
Wyoming often seems to get less adventure cred than its rectangular neighbor to the south, Colorado. Maybe [...]
You started using Strava because it was a convenient way to keep track of your training rides. Now, [...]
If you visited every national park in America and stopped at every scenic overlook, every half-circle marked [...]
As he crawled back down to base camp after shattering his leg on the descent from 20,813-foot Siula Grande, after
The outdoorsy lifestyle existed before synthetic base layers, REI, or even Fred Beckey. In fact, prehistoric [...]
It is a fact that someone from the Seattle Times called Aspen Extreme “Top Gun on the ski slopes” when
The List has become an AJ institution: Every week for the last two years, we’ve brought you a new list,
Thanksgiving is Thursday, and you’ll probably celebrate by cramming a combination of tasty things like [...]
One of the reasons we love mountain towns is their sometimes-quirky personalities and their histories as [...]
The popularity of Breaking Bad shows that we’re willing to forgive a lot – at least with our [...]
Hey, do you like camping and backpacking with your friends? Of course you do. So obviously you’d like [...]
In June, REI amended its famously generous return policy and now only accepts returns on purchases up to a year
Sometimes things go wrong on your vacation. The airline loses your luggage. You get a sunburn. You [...]
Nature's bearded philosopher was also the king of stoke. Here are few of his wise words to get you fired up.
There’s something cathartic about hearing the truth from someone who doesn’t sugarcoat it. [...]
Getting cold outside, isn’t it? Had to turn the heat on in your house and everything, did you? Put that
What are the most beautiful places on earth? To find out, we consulted a team of explorers, photographers, [...]
So, Adam Ondra is not on this list, and neither is Chris Sharma. We’re pretty stingy with the title [...]
Did you ever find out a company was no longer going to make your favorite pair of shoes and then
The summit of Mount Whitney used to have the highest toilet in the Lower 48 until the Park Service removed
We’ve all gotten a little overexcited about bikes from time to time, and why not. Every since we [...]
Famous circus founder and showman P.T. Barnum allegedly once said, “Nothing draws a crowd like a [...]
You can pack a lot into five miles – we’ve found slot canyons, redwoods, caving, 100-year-old via [...]