An off-trail borderlands odyssey during a lunar eclipse in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Expedition & Trip Reports
Written in the classic first-person style of a mountaineering “TR”, trip reports provide factual accounting of trips taken in ultralight style by the author. Emphasis on the chronological events of the trip.
Tides, blowdowns, and sunsets abound as Maggie Slepian and two friends tackle the quirky and challenging Oregon Coast Trail.
Rediscovering the Great Smoky Mountains by lens and brush.
Longtime Backpacking Light author Emylene VanderVeldon takes on a suspiciously-named untraversed route, one of the most difficult she’s ever attempted.
With Covid-19 necessitating an unsupported hike, we undertook an ambitious loop through the geysers and lakes of the Yellowstone Caldera.
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.
My Fryatt Valley Hike trip report – photos, gear notes, planning and prep.
Ryan interviews Andrew Marshall about his recent thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. They talk about snow, gear, training, and more.
A narrative about Andrew Marshall’s thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail during a big snow year.
A quick, weekend trip into the Medicine Bow Range creates the background for this story of navigation technique and philosophy.