Why Big Water and the National Park Service are fighting over plastic water bottles
July 16, 2015, 1:19 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Who wins (and who loses) when disposable bottles are banned from the great outdoors?
Oodles of wildflowers paint the subalpine slopes of the Olympic mountain range
July 6, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Embark on a visual tour of some of the most beautiful wildflowers found at Olympic National Park.
Faunascapes: Where majestic wildlife and scenic vistas collide
July 2, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Inspired by the wanderlust of urban dwellers, these unconventional animal portraits transport you to nature.
Ultrarunner tries to break Appalachian Trail record
June 30, 2015, 9:37 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
Scott Jurek is running about 50 miles a day, hoping to complete the AT in 42 days.
Tuolumne Meadows, where John Muir was inspired to save Yosemite
June 9, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
This slice of alpine paradise is widely touted as the place that motivated conservationist John Muir to push for the creation of Yosemite National Park.
'A Walk in the Woods' trailer shows Redford and Nolte rediscovering friendship in nature
May 28, 2015, 10:58 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Author Bill Bryson's beloved memoir of hiking the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail hits theaters Sept. 2.
Remembering Mount St. Helens
May 18, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Mount St. Helens is still recovering from its fateful 1980 eruption, but thanks to the resiliency and ever-changing nature of our planet, it's already come a long way.
These WPA posters will make you want to hop in the car
May 12, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Decades have passed since the creation of these iconic posters, but their visual impact lives on thanks to nostalgia.
Stunned by Yosemite: A trip that will make you feel alive
April 24, 2015, 1:35 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Our blogger shares her experience of Yosemite, which turns 125 this year.