French Adventurer Completes Summer Crossing of Death Valley

Just yesterday I shared the story of Death Valley recently setting a record for the highest temperature ever recorded. For those that missed it, over the weekend thermometers measured the heat at more than 130ºF (54.4ºC). That’s hot enough that most people wouldn’t want to do anything outside, let alone anything that would require a … Read more

Death Valley Set an All-Time Heat Record for the Planet This Past Weekend

This past weekend was a potentially record-breaking one in Death Valley, where thermometers soared to incredible heights. In fact, the official temperature in the national park, which is the lowest and hottest point in the western hemisphere, hit an all time high, not just for the region itself, but possibly the entire planet. According to … Read more

Ultrarunners Sets New Speed Records at Badwater

Japanese ultrarunner Yoshihiko Ishikawa has had quite a day today. Early this morning the long-distance runner managed to not only set a new course record for the grueling Badwater 135 ultra, he still had enough strength to propose to his girlfriend afterwards as well. The notoriously difficult Badwater got underway on Monday of this week, setting … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 43: The Outdoor Gear Holiday Shopping Guide

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We’re back with another episode of The Adventure Podcast this week, with our attention turning to the holidays ahead. We know that a lot of you are probably searching for the perfect gift to get the outdoor adventurer in your life, so my co-host Dave Adlard and I are here to help. We offer some … Read more

Hiker Preparing for Unsupported Solo Crossing of Death Valley

An adventurous hiker is preparing to cross Death Valley solo and unsupported and is looking to raise funds for a great cause along the way. The expedition is set to get underway next week, with the trek taking the intrepid adventurer from the southernmost point in the national park to its northernmost terminus, crossing through … Read more

Video: More Than Just Parks – Death Valley

It has been awhile since we’ve seen a new video from the More Than Just Parks project, but the wait has been worth it. Brothers Will and Jim Pattiz once again take us on a spectacular journey through one of America’s national parks, this time exploring the grandeur that is Death Valley. As usual, this … Read more

Nat Geo Celebrates National Parks Week With 10 Big Adventures

This week is National Park Week here in the U.S., which is dedicated to recognizing the amazing places that have been set aside as protected spaces for the public to enjoy. Those locations include iconic destinations like Yosemite and Yellowstone, as well as some lesser known spots like the Dry Tortugas and Isle Royale. To … Read more