Isaac Simons writes about the experiences, struggles, and transcendence of peak bagging in the Sierra Nevada.
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.
Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.
Bear attacks are frightening and unexpected. This author shares her bear encounter with the hiking community.
Notes from an eleven-day Wind River backpacking trip via a high route adjacent to the crest of between Spider Lake and Flagstone Lake.
A challenging yet rewarding trip exposes these youth to the joys of backpacking and kindles their love of the outdoors.
A place of stillness and calm, the desert can be a harsh, dry environment but for many it is a haven for contemplation and peace.
A solo, multi-week expedition along the Brooks Range proves to be mentally and physically challenging as the author faced uncertain conditions and rugged terrain.
The Superior Coastal trail offers stunning views of Lake Superior that for this duo of hikers symbolized a shared spiritual transformation that cannot be erased.