Isaac Simons writes about the experiences, struggles, and transcendence of peak bagging in the Sierra Nevada.
A curry dinner explodes during this overnight trek inspired by a winter storm warning.
Join Ryan Jordan and a demon virus on a trip that brings early-season winter to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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.
Andrew Marshall's account of a Wonderland Trail thru-hike at the intersection of permits, wildfires, the birth of his son, and trauma.
Observing a lunar phenomenon in an otherworldly landscape provides a sense of awe distinct from typical backpacking trips
Searching for grace and gratitude through the smoke.
"I was suddenly seized by an inability to breathe: the world went black and I was bent over gasping for air, then passed out and collapsed, falling into the marsh."
Enriching friendship through fishing and adventure in Colorado’s Middle Park.