Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and hiking keep you active during the warmer months. Learn more about snow sports like bobsledding and the Iditarod to keep you moving this winter.


It's summertime and the livin' is easy -- especially if you have three months off to frolic. Even if you don't, you can take advantage of these gorgeous camping spots.

Is there any truth to the old adage that extra weight carried on the feet is disproportionately more exhausting than weight carried on the torso?

Every wilderness area has its own unique variety of dangerous critters -- and the desert is no exception. Here are a few you'll want to keep out of your sleeping bag.

Choosing the right backpack isn't so tough, really. You just need to take into account exactly how you'll be using it, what you plan to carry in it and how it fits your body.

The thought of walking a 1-inch-thick rope from one towering cliff to another makes most people feel sick. But not highliners. Where did this sport come from and how in the world do people do it?

Deep-sea fishing used to seem extreme. Not anymore. Now, days where you fish by hand or reel in 200-plus pound marlins -- from a kayak -- are considered just another day on the water.

It's considered one of the most grueling races in the world. So what exactly is the Dakar Rally and who's racing in it?

If you want an adrenaline rush quite like none you've had before, BASE jumping might be for you. And these are five of the best spots to take a leap.

Not exactly known for being the most attractive fish in the sea, the dogtooth tuna has, in recent years, become increasingly sought after by sport fishermen seeking a challenge.

If you've ever watched a fly fisherman wade into the river and begin to dance his glinting line above the rushing water, you've probably developed an envy of his art -- not to mention his gear.

When you saw the words "helicopter fishing," you probably assumed we were going to tell how to emulate "Madman of the Sea" and "Man vs. Fish" host Matt Watson's feat of diving from a chopper into the Pacific Ocean and landing on the back of a big marlin.

There's no standard rule of thumb for what kind of person might undertake the sport of ice fishing, aside from being able to deal with bitterly cold weather.

Have you seen the clip of "Man vs. Fish" and "Madman of the Sea" host Matt Watson wrestling with a marlin from the precarious perch of a Sea-Doo? Looks a bit extreme, doesn't it?

Catch-and-release is becoming more and more popular among fishermen who want to make sure the fishing in their favorite spot remains good. It's the purest sort of fishing, practiced by anglers who enjoy the thrill of the fight but want to give a worthy adversary the opportunity to go on living -- and perhaps to fight the line another day.

Even if you're "roughing it," it's still nice to have a few of the comforts of home in the great outdoors. Here's a list of 10 you should pack.

Camping with kids is all about keeping them safe and entertained. We'll show you how.

One of the best parts about camping is the food, and there are some classic meals that were made for the outdoors. We've got 10 that will make you want to set up your tent and get a fire going.

Admit it: There's a nerdy part of you that relishes checking stuff off lists. So why not indulge your inner accountant -- and improve your odds of a safe, fun camping experience -- by scoping out these lists?

Sometimes, camping out is an uphill climb. Here are 10 tips for camping safely and enjoyably at high altitude.

Do you love camping but long for something a little different? Why not replace your sunny campsite with a blanket of snow?

Think you can pitch your tent just anywhere? Think again. Which areas should you avoid, and what makes the perfect campsite?

Does camping have to mean lugging a hefty stack of canned goods in your backpack? Cut down on weight and waste with some new alternatives.

You wouldn't dance the Nutcracker in hiking boots and you wouldn't hike the Appalachian Trail in slippers. How can you protect your feet while you backpack?

You wouldn't set out on a long road trip with no fuel or GPS. So you certainly shouldn't start a long hike without the proper gear, either. We'll show you five important things to bring.

You love camping, but if you're a novice, organizing your gear can be more grueling than the actual act of "roughing it." Here are some tips to help you get organized.