Winter is the perfect time to learn how to track animals. Get started with these tips.
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Clear nights in the backcountry offer prime views of the heavens. Catch the best show with these stargazing tips.
Periodical cicada hatches like this year’s are an underrated wildlife experience. See the swarm up close—and maybe eat a few of them—on these hikes.
Become a trail botanist. Learn to identify ten of our country's most common wildflowers
Chow down on these edible plants, all found across the U.S. Briana Wiles, author of Mountain States Foraging and owner of Rooted Apothecary, and Kat Mackinnon, RH (AHG), Botany Program Director at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, give you the goods.
Want to know what kind of wildlife has been hiking on your favorite trail? The answer is right in front of you. Learn to recognize animal tracks, and you'll be able to see for yourself.
Get in touch with your inner hunter-gatherer and have the best backcountry dinner that's entirely from nature. It's the ultimate survival test.
Bucket lists aren't just about views. Make a point to hear these 4 amazing animal sounds in the wild.
Itsy bitsy? Sure, but spiders loom large in hiker phobias. They shouldn't: Only a few subspecies of the black widow and brown recluse can inflict enough damage to cut short a hike. Here's what you need to know about North America's most venomous spiders, from how to avoid them to treating their bites.
These bear canisters have been making bears sad since 1982.
When senior editor Tracy Ross investigated Denali's wolf controversy, she expected to see a dead wolf--but not a skinned one. Go behind the scenes with video filmed in the field and an interview with Ross on the experience.
America's preeminent bear tracker backpacks Idaho's most remote wilderness looking for signs of the lost grizzlies of the Bitterroots--and winds up staring at the great bruin's future.