Wilderness stories involve visiting the great outdoors and experiencing animals, plants, fresh air and everything else nature has to offer. Use MNN as your wilderness resource — we cover parks, endangered species, flora, fauna, travel ideas, natural disasters and much more. (Photo: Flickr)

Relaxing bear ruins man's scenic bike ride

This 12,000-ton pile of orange peels is now a lush Costa Rican forest

19 things I learned on a mushroom walk

Organisms found surviving in Earth's most barren hellscape

How much can a 2,000-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail change a man? Take a look

This is what the first flower to ever evolve looked like

Need proof of the power of a good attitude? Read this 71-year-old's survival tale

Underwater forest is an ancient 'fairy world' found just off the Alabama coast

See that strange glow in the woods at night? It's foxfire, and it's beautiful

Watch a year in the life of an Italian tree

11 preservation success stories

For a dose of pure wilderness, check out Finland's 40th national park