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)

National wildlife refuge system imperiled by government shutdown

This couple created and hiked a new 2,600-mile loop through the Pacific Northwest

How to be a good citizen on the hiking trail

Cat's tongue mushroom: Look for this tiny translucent treat on the forest floor

What you can see on fee-free days at U.S. national parks

Cats, dogs and a bobcat are the latest burn victims saved with fish skin

This is why we need wildlife crossings

Is there any true wilderness left?

Why Torres del Paine should be on your bucket list

5 animal tracks you can identify in your yard

Supermarket's rejected 'Rang-tan' holiday ad becomes viral sensation

Could this giant 2,500-year-old fungus hold the cure to cancer?