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You Know You’ve Been Backpacking a Long Time When…

Rex Sanders takes a walk down memory lane (er, trail).

Learning Curve: Learning to Turn Around

For some people, turning back is the hardest skill to learn.

How To Ask Someone to Pull Your Car Out of the Snow

Sometimes the best skill is humbly asking for help. Here's a story about my experience getting unstuck when driving snowy backcountry roads.

The Anthropology of a Trail

When we trek, we are taking the paintbrush or pencil that is the foot to the page that is the earth.

LiteAF, Printing on DCF, and Screaming Cat Packs

Maggie takes a look at the new DCF printing technology being used by LiteAF.

Unpacked: “Billionaire Wilderness” Book Review

When money and conservation collide.

Interview with Gear Creator Michael Glavin

Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.

Followed in Plain Sight

Shilletha Curtis recounts a harrowing encouter and invites the reader to see the world through her eyes.

Learning Curve: Backpacking is the Great Equalizer

Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.

The Overlook: Frozen Tracks – Monument Restoration and the Fate of the Upper Paria

Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.

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