A Philmont Journal – Part 5

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

Ropers Sierra High Route

Solo-Backpacking the Sierra High Route - a remote expedition.

A Philmont Journal – Part 4

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

A Philmont Journal – Part 3

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

A Philmont Journal – Part 2

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

A Philmont Journal – Part 1

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River

A new installment of the "24" series - stories about "24 hour" overnight trips.

The Bio-Bio Trek, Chile

Volcanoes, hot springs, and breathtaking vistas in the Chilean Andes.

Gilham Butte: Behind the Redwood Curtain

The Pilgrimage via Grasshopper Ridge


Ryan and a group of Scouts search for solitude in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar River Valley

A Lightweight Guide to the Crown of the Continent

Backpacking and Packrafting Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Backpacking on the Moon: A Trip Guide to Craters of the Moon National Monument

A look at one of Idaho's little known backpacking jems.

Honeymoon at Isle Royale (Trip Report)

Newlyweds Travis and Gretchen Leanna walk and packraft through Isle Royale National Park

Success and Failure on the Colorado Trail

Planning like crazy to do a thru-hike doesn't quiet the fears: "Can I do this? Will my gear work? Will I stay motivated? Do I have the right food?" Only time on the trail would answer.

Indoor Girl Takes on a Yurt

Baby steps: out of love for her outdoorsy husband, Margie looks before she leaps and books a weekend in a Utah yurt, THEN learns the definition of "yurt."

Winter’s Tone

The sights, sounds, and moods of the Ozark Trail.

Hiking Hells Canyon Rim to Rim

Crossing the deepest river gorge in North America with unmaintained trails, poor communication, and a little conflict: will frustration be followed by triumph or a turn-around?

Continental Divide Trail Project Report: Hopewell Lake, NM, August 2011

An open letter from a grandfather to his two grandsons, about his CDTA volunteer time.

Mistaken for Strangers

Trip report from the New Mexican high desert: three fellow BPLers (strangers but for the forums) and a father-in-law unite to experience the thoughtful introspection and cheerful relationship inherent in a group backcountry trek.

Across Iceland by Packraft

Encountering waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, rivers, volcanoes, and boiling hot springs during a difficult but delightful Icelandic summer.

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