October 21, 2014; 8:55 PM ET
Temperatures will gradually rise into the weekend in Chicago. more >
Experiencing a minimalist lifestyle for a weekend and embracing the great outdoors actually requires a great deal of preparation.
Exploring the best hiking trails for beautiful starscapes in the US.
A recent study found that from 1901-2012, National Parks in the Southwest and Hawaii have become drier and warmer, parks in the Northeast are warmer and wetter, and parks in the Midwest are warmer.
Dec 5, 2012; 5:00 AM ET Now that it's cold enough to hit the slopes, you may want to look more closely at what materials your winter sports gear is made of. As it turns out, not all waterproofing is created equal.