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Adventure in Place: Birding and Bird Language

Whether you want to dive deep into the world of bird language or add all of your area’s migrant species to your bird list as they pass through town … or just want to put up a feeder in the yard — birds are an incredible way to connect with the wild.

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Adventure in Place: Our Universe Keeps Us Looking Up

Nothing says adventure in place more than traveling deep into the cosmos from your home with a telescope or binoculars. They may be telling you to stay at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t step outside and explore the Universe around you.

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Get Out of Hibernation: Fitness Training for Backpacking

For many of us, carrying heavy loads while hauling ourselves and our packs up a mountain — often over varied terrain — isn’t our normal, everyday thing. So, there’s plenty of other ways to whip that winter bod back into shape at home. From strength training to stretching and the (dreaded) cardio workout, there’s a lot of ways to get fit for the backpacking season. We talked to a couple of experts to find out how.