Maggie Slepian uses past experiences on trail to push through rough days on Colorado's challenging Collegiate West.
In a year of back-and-forth hiking plans and a busy career in backpacking media, Maggie works on understanding what backpacking means to her.
I'm a big planner at home, but not so much with backpacking. On my last OCT solo section, I actually had to do all of the planning myself.
It takes a close call for Maggie Slepian to dial in her risk assessment skills.
I thought I knew how to take first-time backpackers out, but I'd never actually taken a bare beginner into the backcountry.
For some people, turning back is the hardest skill to learn.
Tides, blowdowns, and sunsets abound as Maggie Slepian and two friends tackle the quirky and challenging Oregon Coast Trail.
Maggie takes a look at the new DCF printing technology being used by LiteAF.
Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.