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Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 7): Talus and Snow

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 7 - Talus and Snow

Completing the Triple Crown in One Year – Preparation & Planning

Jeff Garmire is currently completing the Triple Crown in one year. He'll be one of the handful of people to accomplish this feat.

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 6): In Search of Trout

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 6 - In Search of Trout

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 5): Crossing the Crest

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 5 - Crossing the Crest

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 4): A Merry Bushwhack
Day 4: July 12 I woke up at 5:30 am noting an orange glow through the wispy fabric of my Cuben Fiber pyramid shelter. Unzipping the door, I was elated...
Packrafting the Upper Yellowstone River

The author ventures to the Upper Yellowstone River area and experiences the peace found only in a beautiful and remote location.

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 3): Waiting out the Storm

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 3 - A Break in the Storm

Dispatches from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Day 2): Over the Pass in the Storm

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 2 - Traversing a Pass in the Storm

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 1): Up, Up, and Over – Our First Plateau Traverse

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau: Up, Up, and Over - Our First Plateau Traverse

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Pre-Trip Staging): Food Planning

How to plan food for a 12-day backpacking trip: Live dispatches from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

How to Choose Backpacking Gear for Inclement Weather: Clothing, Sleep, and Shelter Systems

The purpose of this article is simple: I want to teach you how to choose backpacking equipment for inclement weather by documenting my thought processes as I select clothing, sleep, and shelter systems for a summer trek. The process will be illustrated as a case study: my equipment selection for a 12-day summer trek in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Southwest Montana.

Patagonia Sun Stretch Shirt Review

The Patagonia Sun Stretch Shirt is a lightweight nylon-polyester blend shirt. I use it as a trekking base layer or insect-protection layer in camp. This review reflects my long term experience with this shirt - more than two years and hundreds of miles of use.

DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex Burner (Part 3: Mechanical Design)

In part 3, Roger Caffin discusses the mechanical design for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.

How to Choose and Use Ultralight Base Layers

Jorgen Johansson makes the case for one base layer and the best ways to choose and use ultralight long underwear (base layers).

DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex Burner (Part 2: Research and Development)

In part 2, Roger Caffin explains the research and development behind the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.

Hiking with my Dad

Hiking with your father - or if you're a dad, hiking with your kids - is restorative, healing, and builds strength in your relationship.

DIY Ultralight Backpack: My Search for a Perfect Pack

After trying several commercial backpacks, I made my own DIY ultralight backpack so I could have the features I like.

DIY Backpacking Stove: An Ultralight Vortex Burner (Part 1- Background and Theory)

In Part 1, Roger Caffin explores the theory behind using a vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.

How to Make a Lightweight Fuel Bottle for Alcohol Stoves (the Snuffle Flask)

The Snuffle Flask is a lightweight fuel dispenser that works with any alcohol stove. Learn how to make one from items in your home.

Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail in October

Jorgen Johansson thru-hiking the John Muir Trail in autumn - a time when snow begins to fall and sunny days still abound.

MEC Uplink Vest Review

The author tests out the water resistance and warmth of the MEC Uplink Vest with a friendly price point from a Canadian company.

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