Two different online guides describe climbing Mount Fuji as "relatively easy to climb for most people" and requiring "little expertise or equipment." Don't let that deceive you. Hiking to the summit of Japan's iconic highest peak is truly an exciting, "bucket-list" achievement -- an experience that comes with breathtaking, unforgettable views and bragging rights.
The colors of autumn slowly turned America a little more orange and red as Fall began in September. Associated Press photographers captured the transition with images of sunsets, skylines, boxcar derbies, and other outdoor adventures around the nation.
The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.