An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to map and compass use for hiking and backpacking.
Now when I'm reading on an NPS or USFS website and see "gate closed until..." I don't see a barrier - I see an opportunity for solitude.
Simple backpacking navigation: turn-by-turn hiking directions aren’t for everybody, but try them before you scoff and proclaim “Never!”
The purpose of this article is to document the process I often use to plan and execute off-trail trips in the mountains using digital mapping and navigation tools.
This article presents some case studies of using Google Earth for wilderness trip planning, with a presentation of my process and lessons learned.
Best practices when trip planning includes: booking transportation, gear selection and packing tips for complex backpacking trips.