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Reaching the Summit of Misti: The Challenges of High Altitude Hiking
Misti is one of the three volcanoes you can see from Arequipa, Peru, which is the second-largest city in the country. Part of the Andes mountain range, Misti is located between Chachani and Pichu Pichu. In this article, I’ll tell the story of my Misti summit attempt and share some lessons I learned along the way.
Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 2: River of Dreams
A detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe.
Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 1: Before the Trip
Part 1 of a detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe, including our pre-trek preparation and training.
Out of the Mojave and Into the Twilight Zone: Hiking the Desert Trail
A narrative of my spring hike on the Desert Trail, and what it was like to re-enter American society at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Packing Light with 95 lbs: 40 Days Without Resupply in Far-Eastern Russia
This is a story about a 40-day backpacking trip in the Far East (Russia) where I started with a pack that weighed 95 lb (43 kg).
Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking Loop (Sinks-Little Tennessee River Trip Report)
Trip report: A 6-day, 76-mile backpacking loop in Great Smoky Mountains NP from the Sinks to the Little Tennessee River and back.
Field Notes: The Fryatt Valley Hike
My Fryatt Valley Hike trip report - photos, gear notes, planning and prep.
Walking in Circles: A Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-Hike
A narrative about Andrew Marshall's thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail during a big snow year.
Exploring Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Range
A quick, weekend trip into the Medicine Bow Range creates the background for this story of navigation technique and philosophy.
Field Notes: Wet, Snowy, Cold – Spring Backpacking with my Son in Wyoming with Lightweight Gear
Unseasonably cold May temperatures and a winter storm warning were too much to pass up, so we set out for an overnighter in SE Wyoming.
Field Notes: Retreat from a Spring Alpine Storm
On the leading edge of the last bomb cyclone storm cycle that hit the Rockies and Midwest this spring (April 2019), I was hoping to get in a quick 24-hour trip up in the high country of Wyoming's Snowy Range.
Fatbiking Iceland’s Volcanoes
My intention was to link the most active volcanoes of the island. I would travel 410 miles on my fat bike, carrying all of my own food and gear, combining mountaineering and fat biking in the traverse.
24: Idaho (Video – Couples Backpacking)
Ryan and Stephanie Jordan venture into Idaho's Sawtooth range for a couples backpacking trip.
Field Notes: Winter Backpacking in Southeast Wyoming
Lightweight backpacking in winter: field notes from SE Wyoming - tarp camping, firebuilding, wood stove cooking, and more (VIDEO).
Crossing the Adirondacks
Ari Jutkowitz goes backpacking in the Adirondacks to the tune of 161 miles over the span of 8 days. He shares his thoughts and experiences.
Wilderness Adventures 2018 Whitetail Trek (Photo Essay)
As part of the Backpacking Light Wilderness Adventures program, Trek Director Kevin Fletcher and I led a guided trip across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana in September 2018. This photo essay tells the story of that trek.
Vancouver Island: Trauma on a West Coast Trail Backpacking Trip
Vancouver Island and I are on a collision course for a rematch. Here's a story about my recent trials on a West Coast Trail backpacking trip.
The Skyline Trail: A Canadian Rockies Gem
The Canadian Rockies are full of backpacking opportunities which are well-traveled but secluded. One scenic route is the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I have had the benefit of backpacking many of the trails in the Canadian Rockies. However, I have never managed to make it out to the Skyline Trail. Also, the limited number of backpackers permitted on the trail at one time ensures a relatively private trip, and the elevation of the trail provides unparalleled views.
Mountains, Waterfalls and Rivers: Exploring Monkman Provincial Park, British Columbia
So when Ben texted me that he and two other guys had lined up a brand new "epic" trip in Monkman Provincial Park, British Columbia, I probably should have thought about what I was getting into. But I was up for some excitement so I joined the trip.
Rae Lakes Film (Documentary / Video)
Chris and Muzzy go to Rae Lakes (film!) during the High Sierra's most biggest snow season on record! Arg! What about their marriage?