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Andrew Skurka Completes Wind River High Route

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.

JepPaks Alpine Pack Spotlite Review

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.

Brooks Range Summer 2015 – fragments: Part 1

Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 26

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!

Faces No. 4: Heather “Anish” Anderson

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.

Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove Review

The Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent with the wood-burning WiFi stove offers luxury winter camping accommodations at a relatively paltry weight.

Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana

A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.

PackLite Kayak Review

Designed for remote lakes and streams, the PackLite Kayak is well-suited for those environments and is a lightweight complement to your backpacking adventures.

Bear Attack in the Rockies

Bear attacks are frightening and unexpected. This author shares her bear encounter with the hiking community.

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