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Everybody Say Wow
Not Many Americans in Paris • The glory days of U.S. cycling are long gone, and very few of our best race the Tour de France anymore—despite the fact that junior bike racing is booming on this side of the Atlantic. A new plan aims to shift America’s Tour participation into high gear.
Uncharted • As transgender people across the country are banned from athletic competition, bathrooms, and the floor of at least one statehouse, a trans woman, MCKAYLA BOWER, sets sail on a solo voyage around the globe
Ride the Good Witches • Serious illness gave our writer an urgent need for physical and spiritual rebirth. She found both in Iceland, where she threw herself into bonding with a breed ofhorse that seems touched by Viking spirit.
The Great Escape • Time spent outdoors can offer a mental break from the daily grind. But psychologists point out that there are both healthy and harmful ways to distract ourselves in nature.
Go Blue • It’s harvest time for one of nature’s most delicious and healthy berries. Lay the groundwork now to grow your own.
Sound or Silence? • On running and headphones
Gimme Shelter • A long-term relationship with a two-person tent
13 Secret Public Land Adventures We Love • It’s becoming harder to find a slice of nature all to yourself. But there are plenty of secluded sweet spots around the country if you know where to look. From national monuments, lakeshores, and grasslands to remote refuges, forests, and scenic waterways, here are some stunning, lesser-known wildlands that are definitely worth exploring.
Appalachian Spring • Asheville, North Carolina, is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains—terrain ripe for adventure. Five locals give the lowdown on one of the South’s most vibrant outdoor-recreation and culture hubs.
The Big, Wild, Majestic, Strange, and Infinite World of Outdoor Awe
What I Learned from the Superbloom • We asked our top awe expertto hit the road in California and figure out what goes on in the mind when we’re blown away. “I went looking for amazement,” she says. “I found something even better.”
Finding Natural Magic in Everyday Life
How to Know If You’ve Been Wowed
Flying High with the Transformed Man • When William Shatner took a suborbital space ride, he came down with amazing (and fearsome) insights about the preciousness of our planet. We had to hear more.
Fruits of the Tundra • While foraging for Alaskan berries, the author found something delightfully unexpected
Way, Way Up There • Sasha DiGiulian has written her life story while running her own business, making movies, and chasing tough climbs. What keeps her grounded? The infinite thrill of big days on the rock.
The Slide • We’ve all seen the power of an avalanche on social media. But there’s no substitute for the real thing.
Take a Little Trip Through Your Mind. And Explore It. • A psychedelic renaissance is underway in the United States, with an emphasis on the healing potential for trauma survivors. An Outside editor gives ketamine a test run and reports that the power is real—and that nothing about this is a game.
Desert Lessons • Sometimes a quick brush with danger can feel almost transcendent
Chasing Thrills • THESE EMERGING ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS INSPIRE US TO SEIZE EVERY MOMENT OUTSIDE
The Hungry Jungle • When the author accepts an invitation to a lesbian adventure wedding in the Guatemalan rainforest, she must battle terrain, heat, and a jungle thatwants...