Happy Magic Water Park, Beijing

China’s Olympic Venue Transformed into a Waterpark Wonderland

Water spashes over the bow and Keen sandals. Hell's Canyon of the Snake RIver between Idaho and Oregon.

Water spashes over the bow and Keen sandals. Hell's Canyon of the Snake RIver between Idaho and Oregon.

Iguazu Waterfalls ~ by miguel valle de figueiredo, Iguazu Falls are among the most monumental water falls in the world, situated at the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Iguazu Waterfalls ~ by miguel valle de figueiredo, Iguazu Falls are among the most monumental water falls in the world, situated at the border of Brazil and Argentina.

This 40-foot-long sliver of granite on Half Dome, named the Thank God Ledge, is the only way to get beyond the Visor, a massive roof that looms over the Regular Northwest Face route. Most people crawl, says Alex Honnold, but he prefers to walk it, face out, since that’s “cooler.” The 30 seconds it takes to get across requires absolutely no technical climbing skill, but even Honnold admits it’s sobering to look at 1,800 feet of air.

This 40-foot-long sliver of granite on Half Dome, named the Thank God Ledge, is the only way to get beyond the Visor, a massive roof that looms over the Regular Northwest Face route. Most people crawl, says Alex Honnold, but he prefers to walk it, face out, since that’s “cooler.” The 30 seconds it takes to get across requires absolutely no technical climbing skill, but even Honnold admits it’s sobering to look at 1,800 feet of air.

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