When we trek, we are taking the paintbrush or pencil that is the foot to the page that is the earth.
Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.
Is backpacking suddenly...hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.
BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne uses a close encounter to examine the practice of livestock grazing on public land.
BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne was on a trail run when he suddenly found himself in a mask-related confrontation. What happened next got him thinking.
It’s four-thirty in the afternoon and I’m feeling a sleepiness only caffeine, napping, or walking can fix. English tea time. Spanish siesta. Utah amble.
Am I willing to temper my desire for the pristine with an awareness that the pristine is a cultural construct?
Ben Kilbourne explores the need for backpackers to be amateur naturalists in our effort to steward our natural environment.