Heat, army ants, and stupendous views await Jeff de Graffenried as he treks through South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Mark Wetherington confronts the novelty of bailing on a trip after things don't go as planned in Idaho's Lost River Range.
Sometimes we backpack to get a taste of the unknowable: blue lights and pictographs in the San Rafael Swell.
Ben Kilbourne hikes and packrafts along the Green River in Wyoming.
An off-trail trek through a Zambian wildlife preserve.
After the year of darkness that was 2020, I needed to walk in the light of the Mojave desert.
An off-trail borderlands odyssey during a lunar eclipse in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
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.