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.
The REI Co-op Flash Air 2 Tent is a two-person hybrid single/double-wall shelter with dual entrances and vestibules. It is non-freestanding and can be pitched with two trekking poles to save weight or by using the included pole set.
BPL columnist Mark Wetherington reviews the book “Free Outside” by fellow BPL member and author - and Colorado Trail FKT holder - Jeff Garmire.
The Arc’teryx Norvan VT 2 shoe provides above-average foot protection and traction performance when hiking or running on rocky, uneven ground, but suffers from abysmal durability.