Ethan Shaw

Seattle, Tucson, Portland, Flagstaff, Boise, Yellowstone National Park, Charleston

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  1. A Tour of the Snowiest Places in America


    Here, we take a look at some of America’s true snow factories, from the High Cascades to the Upper Midwest. Snow lovers, eat your hearts out!

  2. A Captivating Look at the "Big Four" North American Deserts


    A tour of the “Big Four” North American deserts, which together cover some 500,000 square miles—from the lonesome sagebrush backlands of Oregon and Nevada, down to the cactus groves of central Mexico.

  3. Insider's Guide to Mount Rainier National Park

    Mount Rainier is a majestic mountain surrounded by some of America's most pristine and inviting wilderness.

  4. Insider's Guide to Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park in Florida is a large tropical wetland that is home to many endangered species, including the Florida panther

  5. Exploring the Wilderness Areas of Oregon's Coastal Mountains


    Take a north-to-south tour of Oregon's coastal wildernesses, which promise primal adventure within a stone’s throw (or two) of Highway 101 and the North Pacific breakers.

  6. National Parks Too Crowded? Visit These Nearby National Forests Instead


    National Parks crowded? Here's a broad-stroked roundup of glorious (and much less-crowded) national forests bordering 10 of America's most-visited national parks.

  7. An Ode to the Otherworldly Snowpeaks of the Pacific Northwest


    The High Cascade snowpeaks of the Pacific Northwest are unlike any other mountain range in the world. Here, we take a closer look and gain a deeper appreciation for these otherworldly peaks.

  8. The Gnarliest Canyons in America


    From the Appalachians to the Sierra Nevada, here's a look at some of the gnarliest canyons on the continent. What's your pick of the litter?

  9. The Lay of the Land: An Encompassing Overview of Olympic National Park


    From spruce rainforests to soaring mountain peaks, Olympic National Park is a place of spectacular ecological diversity. Here is an encompassing roundup of its basic natural geography.

  10. Where Wilderness Awaits: The 3 Biggest Roadless Areas in the Lower 48


    For wilderness-inclined backpackers, river runners, and other recreationists, these three roadless tracts—perhaps the largest in the U.S. between Canada and Mexico—are downright mouthwatering landscapes.

  11. The 10 Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park

    From epic multi-day excursions to easy, iconic day hikes, here is a rundown of some of the very best hikes in Yellowstone National Park.

  12. The Wildest Seashores in America


    From the razorback cliffs of Hawaii's Na Pali Coast, to the timeless beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks, here's your guide to some of America's wildest seashores.

  13. A Field Guide to Mountain Thunderstorms: Staying Safe in the High Country


    Mountains in summer are essentially storm nurseries—if you head above timberline, you need to be prepared and sufficiently humble. Here's how.

  14. Do You Know Your Mountain Trivia?


    From the fundamentals, like highest and most prominent, to the obscure little tidbits and other random stuff in between, here’s a brief breakdown of some of America’s best mountains (for one reason or another).

  15. On Being Lost in the Backcountry


    Getting lost in the wilderness is a frightening experience, no question—it’s also just about inevitable every once in awhile. Here are some things you should know.

  16. A Tour of America's Greatest Swamps


    There aren’t many landscapes that so embody “wild” as a swamp: dark, waterlogged, chirring with insects and primeval reptilian creatures. Here, we take a mucky tour of some of the most important swamps in America

  17. North America's Most Fascinating (Non-Eclipse) Natural Phenomena


    Here, we’ve pulled together a motley lineup of mesmerizing natural phenomena worthy of anyone's bucket list.