Getting started

Informative articles designed to get you going

Backpacking
Learn how to carry your camp beyond road's end

Glide into bliss
Here's what you need to getting started on the waves

Get hooked
Fly-fishing can be addictive once you learn the basics

Mountain bike basics
Find the right instructor ― and pedal to two-wheeled Nirvana

Cliff-hanger
A noodle-armed novice learns to love rock climbing

Sail away
Find courage as you take the helm

Get onboard
How one baby-boom skier became a snowboarding convert

The basics of surfing
Here's what you need to getting started on the waves

Going to the next level: Canyoneering
Canyoneering class takes slot canyon hiking to the next level

On the road
And two-wheeling in the West has never been easier