Public Lands in the United States

“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it.” Theodore Roosevelt said this about the Grand Canyon in 1903, but he might as well have been talking about all of nature. That sentiment helped shape the protection of wild areas in the United States, and today some 840 million acres—more than one third of the country—is public land.

people kayaking in the fog
Education, Skills &Training

Flatwater Kayaking

Whether you’re going out for a day or a week, kayaking unlocks a whole new world of adventure. There are two main categories of kayaks when it comes to flatwater paddling (as opposed to whitewater): touring kayaks and recreational kayaks. This article will help you learn the differences.


Climbing outside is not a hard sell. Just picture the wind on your face, swallows’ song in your ears, and the feeling of rough, cool rock beneath your fingertips. And sport climbing makes it easy to get started. 

You’ve seen the smiling, mud-caked faces. You’ve heard the “yips” and “woos” echoing through the forest. You know there’s a lot of two-wheeled fun to be had out there, and you’re ready to join the team. 

man using fishing gear in a stream

How to Choose the Best Fly Reel

we probably don’t have to convince you that fly fishing is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors. It’s peaceful, relaxing, and thrilling all at once—no wonder converts become so obsessed. Ready to get started? We’ve created this guide to help you get the fly reel that works for you.