Archives for August, 2008

TransRockies Runners Trade Intense Elevations for Incredible Views

On Tuesday, 70 two-person teams took off into the Colorado Rockies for the six-day, 112-mile GORE-TEX TransRockies Run. Runners from 11 countries will journey from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of single-track and forest road with nearly 25,000…

Field FAQs with Holly Morris
Hiking Your Way to a Better Relationship

Holly Morris is a TV host (Treks in a Wild World, Globe Trekker), and the author of Adventure Divas. Post your travel questions here and they could get answered in the magazine. Illustration by Tim Marrs Q: My husband and I are avid climbers—only he sprints, and I meander. Minor bickering aside, this is fine…

Headliners: Adventure in 60 Seconds

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Polar road trip, check! Two young Brits docked in Sydney after a 26,000 miles sled, sail, and cycle from the geomagnetic North Pole to the magnetic South Pole. The 395-day journey was chock full of drama–a fall through the ice, king-sized storms, and a capsized…

The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Dam Breaks, Floods Near Grand Canyon

Text and photos by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Havasupai Canyon, location of the stunning waterfall on the cover of the June/July issue of ADVENTURE, flash-flooded yesterday after heavy rains swept across northern Arizona and a small earthen dam burst upstream from the village of Supai. No injuries were reported, but nearly 300 visitors got…

The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Dam Breaks, Floods Near Grand Canyon

Text and photos by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Havasupai Canyon, location of the stunning waterfall on the cover of the June/July issue of ADVENTURE, flash-flooded yesterday after heavy rains swept across northern Arizona and a small earthen dam burst upstream from the village of Supai. No injuries were reported, but nearly 300 visitors got…

The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Gear Review: Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch

Text by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Photograph by Joshua Scott Reviewed: Tissot T-Touch Expert, $1,095 For a while it seemed as though anyone with an adventurous streak was doomed to an eternity of wrist-top robots—watches that looked more like PDAs than the sleek timepieces so coveted in the corporate world. But thankfully that trend…

With Stone Age Graveyard Discovery in “Green Sahara,” the Age of Exploration Continues

Paul Sereno knows his way around dirt: the National Geographic explorer-in-residence has unearthed dinosaurs on five continents over the past 20 years. Today, National Geographic announced his latest discovery. While looking for dinosaur bones in Sahara in northern Niger, Sereno’s team stumbled across a Stone Age graveyard dating back to a time when the desert…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
#5 How Hypersensitivity Can Save Your Life

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Illustration by Arthur E. Giron When Peggy Orenstein, a best-selling author, was told that she had breast cancer, she remarked with odd detachment how curious it was that the colors all drained out of her world. She noticed “how the…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
How Hypersensitivity Can Save Your Life

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Illustration by Arthur E. Giron When Peggy Orenstein, a best-selling author, was told that she had breast cancer, she remarked with odd detachment how curious it was that the colors all drained out of her world. She noticed “how the…

Haruki Murakami on Running—Better for the Nylon-Shorts Set Than Tweed Brigade

Review by Andrew Burmon What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Knopf), by Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami’s sentences have always ticked forward with the confident beat of footfalls. Even his most surreal daydreams unfurl with pace and deliberation. In his latest book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, a collection…