Junaid “Speshul 41” Dawud may have cut his teeth on the Pacific Crest Trail – twice – but he earned one of the top ten FKTs of 2013 for completing his “14ers” thru-hike. This route links all 58 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado.
Discover stories about people who are passionate about wilderness travel, lightweight backpacking, and more.
SPOT Gen3 provides location-based messaging and emergency notification technology that allows you to communicate from remote locations around the globe. It offers custom tracking interval options, motion-activated tracking, long-life battery and more. Learn how one hiker used his SPOT Gen3 in a life-saving rescue involving another hiker with a heart condition.
“Buck” Nelson might be the closest thing to a modern mountain man. Read Jorgen Johansson’s interview with the man who loves the outdoors.
Paul “Mags” Magnanti is an active Backpacking Light contributor, a writer for Trail Groove Magazine, and a blogger. Learn more about Mags in this interview!
Mike St. Pierre founded Hyperlite Mountain Gear while working as chef in NYC out of a desire to have lighter gear for his weekend adventures. He has not looked back and HMG is quietly and quickly making a name for itself in the outdoor industry. Read what Mike has to say about his company and his recent adventure in the Grand Canyon.
Anish set the self-supported record for the Appalachian Trail at the end of September, and is the first person to hold simultaneous records on the AT and the PCT.
An interview with backpacker Douglas Malott who is passionate about the outdoors, and ensuring we are out there for the right reasons.
An Interview with Dan Durston from IntoCascadia.com
An historical comparison of the philosophies of two of the leading pioneers of conservation and the wilderness regions they helped create.
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.