Goat Rocks Traverse: Washington’s Best Backpacking

If you’re only going to have time for one hike next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest, you ought to make a beeline for the magnificent and exhilarating Goat Rocks Traverse. It’s one of the few areas of the North Cascades us non-birds can access with relative ease for bucket list-worthy, drop-dead gorgeous landscapes.

Backroads of New Mexico

A visit to New Mexico conjures up images of relaxation, adventure, art, history and gastrotourism. Usually folks flock to Taos or Santa Fe or Albuquerque for their New Mexican excursion. In 2023, leave the big cities behind and hit the backroads – you’ll see a whole different side of The Land of Enchantment.

Find Idyllic Mountain Beauty and Outdoor Fun in the Lost Sierra

The Lost Sierra’s promise of a less crowded, untamed version of alpine bliss had tantalized me since I’d first heard of it a few years ago. Situated among the rugged 8,500-foot peaks of the Sierra Buttes in Plumas County, it also boasts some 50 pristine, glacier-carved gems.

Your Guide to National Park Camping in Alaska

Having the chance to walk on glaciers is just one of the many reasons to camp out in Alaska’s national parks. Pull up a tent and stay awhile to enjoy the state’s rugged, desperately beautiful wilderness; they’ll even leave the summer sunlight on for you.