Join Ryan Jordan and a demon virus on a trip that brings early-season winter to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Drew Smith reflects on hiking in the places close to home as he explores a nearby mountain drainage during all seasons.
Andrew Marshall's account of a Wonderland Trail thru-hike at the intersection of permits, wildfires, the birth of his son, and trauma.
Observing a lunar phenomenon in an otherworldly landscape provides a sense of awe distinct from typical backpacking trips
Searching for grace and gratitude through the smoke.
"I was suddenly seized by an inability to breathe: the world went black and I was bent over gasping for air, then passed out and collapsed, falling into the marsh."
Enriching friendship through fishing and adventure in Colorado’s Middle Park.
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.
With Covid-19 necessitating an unsupported hike, we undertook an ambitious loop through the geysers and lakes of the Yellowstone Caldera.
Wind River backpacking and tenkara fly fishing in the Sawmill Creek drainage and Upper Silas Canyon in Wyoming's Popo Agie Wilderness.
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.