Best Mountain Trip Runner-Up: Karakoram Range, Pakistan - Yes, that Pakistan. These days, in-the-know mountaineers like David Lama are looking to the slowly reopening Karakoram Range as one of the great adventure frontiers. But you need a good guide. That’s where Nazir Sabir comes in. The first Pakistani to summit Everest and K2 and the president of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, Sabir is the go-to guy for outfitters like Mountain Madness.
Watch the water disappear from the northern reaches of Lake Powell in this animation consisting of natural-color images taken by the Landsat series of satellites in spring between 1999 and 2014. The first image, from March of 1999, is labeled. It pauses for an extra second, as does the final image in the series, from May 2014. (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)
Water war bubbling up between California and Arizona