Adventure Journal

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Take Aim at a Floating Green in Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, golfing
Photo credit: DeniseDish.com

You’ll need a lot of skill—and a water-taxi ride from a Coast Guard-certified captain—to sink a birdie on Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort’s 14th hole, the world’s only movable, floating island green.

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Riding the Curl in Costa Rica

Puntarenas, Costa Rica surfing

Once you’ve surfed the amazing breaks at Playa Hermosa and Dominical in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, you’ll never want to leave.

A Rapid Route to Adventure

Lake Wanaka New Zealand Kayaking

If you aspire to kayak some of New Zealand’s most adrenaline-inducing waters, Mt. Aspiring National Park delivers two stellar options: the Makarora and Matukituki Rivers—both of which transport you through gnarly rapids before finally spitting you out into the gorgeous Lake Wanaka.

Backcountry Boarding in Banff

Banff snowboarding
Photo credit: SkiCanadianRockies.com

Hop a helicopter to the Purcell Mountains in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and you’ll soon be freeriding on untracked powder, zipping along exhilarating tree runs, and (as shown above) grabbing some serious air.

Trail-Pounding in Patagonia

Patagonia, Argentina

From kayaking past southern right whales in the Gulfo San Jose to trekking across the giant blue-tinted Perito Moreno Glacier, there’s no shortage of unique adventures to be had in Patagonia, Argentina. The most challenging: an arduous 36-mile hike that winds through eerie beech forests, by glaciers and waterfalls, to the iconic Mount Fitz Roy.

Big-Time Surfing on the Big Island

Kona surfing
Photo credit: konaboy

Hawaii is practically synonymous with surfing, and some of the best breaks on the Big Island (or anywhere) can be found at Banyans. The waves roll fast over shallow reefs, and offer a plethora of sections for advanced short-boarders to work their maneuvering magic.

A Heli-Skiing Good Time

William Dunnigan heli-skiing in Canada
Photo and caption submitted by: William Dunnigan

Heli-skiing on the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains at Mike Wiegele resort in Blue River, Alberta, Canada. The mountains were spectacular. Their enormity was breathtaking and the skiing unsurpassed—the most challenging I have done in my 48 years in the sport.

Conquering the Capitol

Eric at Nation's Triathlon

Photos by Arya Winata; Caption submitted by: Eric Heidenberger (pictured)

On Sept. 9, Eric Heidenberger competed in the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington, D.C., completing the Olympic-distance event (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) in a brisk 2:23:09. Here’s his take on the race…

There were approximately 1,500 competitors already in the water at the start of my swim… As if swimming in the Potomac River wasn’t already challenging enough, try navigating through all those bodies in the water. The race was unique in that it was by far the most scenic course of any race I’ve participated in: The visual backdrop of D.C.’s monuments and landscape was an added bonus to the the already exhilarating experience of competing.

Hooked in Sanibel

Fishing near Sanibel Island
Photo and caption submitted by: Louis Rago

Tarpon taken off Sanibel Island this May on live herring. Photo taken with my iPhone! Joint effort in landing and release by Chris Rago and James Schou.

Fins Up in France

John John Florence in France
Photo credit: Ryan Miller/Stabmag.com

When heavy barrels temporarily put the Quicksilver Pro France (held at La Graviere in Hossegor) on hold last week, John John Florence took the opportunity to flaunt his fearlessness. The 19-year-old surfing sensation paddled out into the waves and—in the words of photographer Ryan Miller—ended up “hucking the fins to the sand on a double-up.”

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