TECH LAB PLUS
Satellite radio lets you text from the wilderness
Maine-based mapping company DeLorme offers the inReach, which keeps users connected via satellite.
Endangered copperheads make home in Blue Hills
One of the rarest snakes in Massachusetts lives within view of the Boston skyline, surrounded by highways, office parks, and golf courses.
(Don Lyman for The Boston Globe)
Reliance on smartphones leaving hikers in a bind
Officials say more hikers are skipping basic gear and relying too heavily on phones with GPS and a slew of gear-like apps to bail them out of a jam.
(JOHN HANSEN/PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY)
115 ways to savor summer in New England
Start making plans: Here’s more than one thing to do for every day of summer.
Mass. will open 40 miles of MWRA trails to public
- Officials announced they would make a network of trails over a century-old system of aqueducts accessible to hikers, bikers, or anyone seeking a stroll in the woods.
(WIQAN ANG FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2005)
TRAVEL | EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND
10 New Hampshire trails for spring hiking
- With increasing daylight and fewer crowds, spring can be ideal for visiting some of the state’s most popular trails.
Allure of scaling Half Dome forces Yosemite to limit access
- There was a time not long ago when a climb to the top of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome was a solitary trek attempted by only the most daring adventurers.
Climbing into the record book
- On a warm, sunny afternoon last month, Kristen Kelliher hiked to the top of Mount Mansfield, the highest point in her home state of Vermont. Accompanied by 30 family members and friends, she was greeted at the summit by a banner celebrating her achievement, one that landed Kelliher in the record books.