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Hiking and Backpacking Maps You should take a map with you when you go off hiking or backpacking. Preferably, it should also be a map of the same area in which you’re hiking through. In other words, that state map in your glovebox with all the highways on it probably won’t do.
digg 1. Paddle the Grand Canyon Tackle 300 miles of some of the most powerful white water on the planet the old-school way, in a wooden boat.Why: Spending 13 to 18 days navigating the Colorado River through the mile-deep canyon, gazing up at 2 1/2 billion years’ worth of the earth’s crust on a nimble dory that launches you off the lips of roiling rapids turns you into a geologist, a waterman, and a more humble human being.
This page is out of date. For the latest information please go to King Range National Conservation Area . The most important change is that permits are now required.
At the cold upper reaches of the Atlantic, Iceland is marked by the fiery wrath of volcanoes and the cool precision of steamrolling glaciers. It's also a spot of remarkable instability, situated right on top of the rift between the North American and European tectonic plates. Dubbed Silfra, the fissure is filled with water that, melted from glaciers and filtered through lava fields, is some of the clearest on the planet, often topping 300 feet (91 meters) of visibility.