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10 extreme ways to enjoy the outdoors

two guys skydiving and giving a thumbs up

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Such great heights

When good weather arrives, it's time to head outside. But what if you're tired of the same old, tame old wilderness pursuits like hiking, biking and tent camping? Well, hold on to your hats (and boots and backpacks, too). Here are some bold open-air diversions — like sky diving, at left —  that let you enjoy nature to the extreme. Just don't try them without proper training, robust equipment and plenty of "leave no trace" respect for the places you pass through. (Text: Sidney Stevens)