The westernmost place in the continental United States is no longer the furthest west, geographically. It is rather that most rugged landscape generally arrayed across the Continental Divide as it marches from Canada to Mexico.
Galleries of photographs featuring a lightweight backpacking trek and annotated in the first person, with insight into the author's experiences, equipment, and route.
Anyone who hikes the long trails is asked “Why go?” There are many answers: the physical challenge, being immersed in the wilderness for months at a time, the joy of seeing new sights every day, the camaraderie of people we meet along the way. Ultimately, the reason I go is for the journey itself.
Months of travel can wear on people, even as they enjoy the “other” of another country. We found the perfect combination of comforts from home and the diversity of a foreign culture in Bariloche, Argentina.
We discovered why Torres del Paine, Chile is the poster child for Patagonia’s wilderness playground.
In this Global Test Photo Essay, we arrived ill-equipped for a trek over an ice field. Setting up a base camp and sticking with day trips ensured that we didn’t miss out on one of the most beautiful parks in the world.
In nine months backpacking around Latin America, there was much grandeur to be seen, but there were also tiny treasures that required a closer look. Examine their petite beauty.
Trip report and photo essay of a wildflower-filled circumnavigation of Oregon’s famed peak.
Tackling big mountains with lightweight gear is becoming our trademark, and it never gets dull!
A light and kind-of fast expedition on one of the world’s great mountains.
Lightening up on Alaska’s classic mountaineering route.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2009 Reader Photo Contest!
We entered at Benchmark (on the South Fork Sun), exited at Silvertip (on the Spotted Bear), and had the time of our lives over a few relaxing days while making long miles in a packraft on the South Fork.