Mark Wetherington explores how trading auto for bicycle for home-to-trailhead transportation impacts the hiking and backpacking experience.
Now when I'm reading on an NPS or USFS website and see "gate closed until..." I don't see a barrier - I see an opportunity for solitude.
Is backpacking your hobby or your habit? Examining the subtle difference can provide profound insights into how to spend your time.
From first-come, first-served to limited lotteries and everywhere in between, permits are increasingly becoming a fact of life for backcountry adventures
BPL author Mark Wetherington rambles through Capitol Reef National Park.
Greek philosophy says you can't step in the same river twice, but what about backpacking the same trail?
Mark Wetherington's tenkara gear list serves as a great entry point to backcountry fly fishing for newcomers.
Sometimes the best skill is humbly asking for help. Here's a story about my experience getting unstuck when driving snowy backcountry roads.
When money and conservation collide.
A recent multi-sport adventure got BPL columnist Mark Wetherington thinking about gear and our relationship to it.