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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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 25

FBI Fugitive Found on Appalachian Trail, A Survival Video Game, The Zion Flash Flood, A "Walk In the Woods" Inspires People to Get Out, MSR FlyLite Tent, and much more!

Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra (Revisited)

An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.

Faces No. 3: Douglas Malott

An interview with backpacker Douglas Malott who is passionate about the outdoors, and ensuring we are out there for the right reasons.

Paramo Cambia T-Shirts

These t-shirts are made from 'directional fabric' that allows you to heat up or cool down to meet the weather conditions.

Spotlight: ALOCS Kettle

A lightweight kettle with a wide base.

Wind River Backpacking: Talus, Tundra, and Ice on a Wyoming High Route

Notes from an eleven-day Wind River backpacking trip via a high route adjacent to the crest of between Spider Lake and Flagstone Lake.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up

A summary review of new gear, trends, and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 23

Top stories, hiking, backpacking, people, and all things outdoors.

Faces No. 1: Dan Durston

An Interview with Dan Durston from IntoCascadia.com

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 22

In this week's news: Crew One completes #windrivers 2015, bear advice from a controversial figure, compare tent options, and more.

Little Red Wagon GEO Review: Craft Coffee for Backpackers

GEO is a single-serve, disposable pourover filter containing freshly roasted artisan coffee.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 21

Teenaged expeditioners + news, gear, and stories.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 20

In this Week's News: It's time for the 2015 Packraft Roundup, a father scares a bear away to save his son, five trails to know in the Colorado area, get to know Leslie Hittmeier, and much more!

Flash Reviews No. 10

Introductory Reviews for La Sportiva Helios SR, Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, and the Nalgene Flask.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 19

News this week: Get a look at the Tahoe Rim Trail, a stove shootout, meet the founder of Soul RIver Runs Wild, and more.

Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West

Backpacking in the west can be physically challenging and logistically belittling to the uninitiated however don't let that stop you! The rewards of this exploration are worth the hardship.

Flash Reviews No. 9

Introductory Reviews for MSR Aquatabs, WoolX Men's Lightweight T-Shirt, and the Thrunite Ti-3.

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