Out of Your Comfort Zone: Through the Beartooth Mountains with Backpacking Light’s Wilderness Trekking III Program

BPL members and staff trek - off trails and off maps - through the snowy Beartooth Mountains

Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a “Mixed” Group

Ultralighters love replacing old gear with new. But what gets lost when you get new hiking buddies to go with your new kit?

Backpacking Light Editor, Don Wilson, on the PCT this Summer

Mojave, CA (June 12) to Ashland, OR (August ?) - say Hello!

Ken and Marcia Powers First to Through-hike the American Discovery Trail

The 4900 mile ADT bisects the continental US from east to west.

Several Thousand Steps on the PCT

Lightweight gear and food, and lessons learned along two hundred miles of the PCT from B to C (Bend, Oregon to the Columbia River).

Almost to Katahdin: Appalachian Trail Section Hike to the Kennebec River

Section hiking progress towards the 2000 mile patch by Don "Photon" and Dave Johnston.

Hot Weather Hiking – A Family Hike in the Grand Canyon
Our plan took shape in the cool of the Sonoran desert winter. My wife, Karen, and I had been enchanted by the Grand Canyon the previous year when we completed...
Summer Alpine Ice Climbing in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains
This trip report describes a four day backpacking and alpine climbing trip to Whitetail Peak in Montana’s Beartooth Range, July 9-11, 2002. See end of document for gear notes &...

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