Outdoors Features

 


Birds Versus Buzz Saws in Jungle Joust
Panama's legendary Darien jungle has defeated the Pan-American Highway and numerous attempts to tame its pristine wilds. But, as loggers and settlers close in, one of the world's richest wildlife habitats is headed for the buzz saw, reports a DEET-slathered Scott Doggett.
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From the Waves Up
Lake Tahoe is known for hiking and skiing, but paddling part of a newly mapped 'water trail,' Scott Doggett learns, adds an unexpected intimacy and danger.
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After Dark, No One Can See You Sweat
From Griffith Park to Irvine to the Westside, cadres of hikers ritually answer a call to withdraw from a sea of twinkling white lights and streaking red taillights and enter black voids blanketed with chaparral and scrub, oaks and sycamores.
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Sticking With It
Even though it's called Stealth, the sticky rubber sole that Charles Cole developed and the climbing world has been clinging to is no secret.

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In the Heat of Boiling Waters
Tangle with albacore and be ready for long waits and furious battles if the fickle fish bite.
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