Mark Wetherington tries his hand at ultralight bikepacking and hiking to remote places along the CDT in Montana.
Drew Smith reflects on hiking in the places close to home as he explores a nearby mountain drainage during all seasons.
Daniel Hu backpacks the High Divide Loop, one of the most beautiful hikes in Washington State and Olympic National Park.
James Montavon hikes in Colorado’s Rawah Wilderness, and discusses the differences between using different trip planning softwares.
BPL author Mark Wetherington skis into a remote fire lookout tower in Montana’s backcountry on a chilly winter night.
Isaac Simons tells the lessons of extreme Sierra weather and questionable gear choices through the lens of the writings of Phil Arnot.
Drew Smith writes about using public transit to make the travel to, from, and between trailheads more sustainable.
James Montavon discusses giving back to the trail community through his experience volunteering with the Colorado Trail Foundation.
Drew Smith journeys from the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin finding beauty in a seemingly desolate place.
An introspective account of what one can learn about themself through the story of crossing Saudi Arabia’s Hejaz region.
Mantras, Mandalas, and Meditations: A hike through the hidden Tibetan Kingdom of Nepal – the Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang Regions
An account of a trek through Nepal's Central Himalayan Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang region near the border of Tibet via an ancient trading route.
Nikki Stavile returns to Colorado finding her home state changed but finds solace in the unpredictable mountains along the Colorado Trail.
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A "high route" is generally defined as an off-trail, above-the-treeline trek that traverses a range of peaks. And this summer, Andrew Skurka completed a doozy of a high route in Wyoming's Wind River range - 100 miles and 60,000 feet of elevation gain.
The JepPaks Alpine pack combines durable materials with a slim, lightweight design yielding a pack that is well-suited for efficient and fast alpine travel.
Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.
In This Month's News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!
Anish set the self-supported record for the Appalachian Trail at the end of September, and is the first person to hold simultaneous records on the AT and the PCT.
A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.
The Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent with the wood-burning WiFi stove offers luxury winter camping accommodations at a relatively paltry weight.