Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Pre-Trip Staging): Food Planning

How to plan food for a 12-day backpacking trip: Live dispatches from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail in October

Jorgen Johansson thru-hiking the John Muir Trail in autumn - a time when snow begins to fall and sunny days still abound.

Winter Hiking Arrastra Creek Montana: Snowcaves and Sleds in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

The Absaroka range is known for rugged terrain, and we decided to test our winter backpacking skills there by hiking Arrastra Creek Montana.

Bowron Lakes Canoe Trek: Family Paddling with Kids in Lightweight Style

A Bowron Lakes Canoe trek with my wife and kids - family wilderness paddling, lightweight style. Our trip report, gear notes, and more.

Brooks Range Backpacking: Practical Lessons Learned From the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On his Brooks Range Backpacking trip, Jorgen Johansson learns the best ways to cross streams and that paradise is not as far as you think.

Packrafting the Wood River (British Columbia)

A tale of extreme bushwhacking, intense whitewater packrafting, and a 5-day trek that turned into an 11-day epic on British Columbia's Wood River.

Pukaskwa National Park: A Journey Along the Coastal Hiking Trail

Following a memorable trip along Lake Superior a year ago, the author returns for another adventure filled with solitude and scenery.

Searching for Wapiti: An Overnight Backcountry Hunt in the Gallatin National Forest

A backcountry hunting trip exposes the author to new ways of looking at his gear as well as an excuse to go off-trail and wander with a purpose.

My Journey from Injury to the Canadian Rockies

In February of 2015, a traumatic farming accident landed me in the hospital. Three 1800 pound (816 kg) bulls crushed my entire upper body between two steel cattle panels and left me physically broken and devastated. This is the story of my return to the backcountry. It includes information about my recovery and training, the story of my re-entry trip in the Canadian Rockies, and of course, my gear list!

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