Backcountry Skiing to a Fire Lookout

BPL author Mark Wetherington skis into a remote fire lookout tower in Montana’s backcountry on a chilly winter night.

Field Notes: Retreat from a Spring Alpine Storm

On the leading edge of the last bomb cyclone storm cycle that hit the Rockies and Midwest this spring (April 2019), I was hoping to get in a quick 24-hour trip up in the high country of Wyoming's Snowy Range.

24: Idaho (Video – Couples Backpacking)

Ryan and Stephanie Jordan venture into Idaho's Sawtooth range for a couples backpacking trip.

Field Notes: Winter Backpacking in Southeast Wyoming

Lightweight backpacking in winter: field notes from SE Wyoming - tarp camping, firebuilding, wood stove cooking, and more (VIDEO).

24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River

A new installment of the "24" series - stories about "24 hour" overnight trips.

24: Nine Months ’til Summer

Episode 3: The first big snowfall of the season (in September!) had us traversing the Hyalite-Cottonwood divide for snow hiking and camping.

24: Garnet Mountain Forest Service Lookout, Montana

Episode 2: we focused on fast food preparation and the elimination of a whole lotta gear by hiking into a U.S. Forest Service lookout cabin.

24: Fall Equinox in the Hyalite Cirque of Montana’s Gallatin Mountains

You have 24 hours to quickly engage in a Wild Place with minimal disruption to your job or your family. Where will YOU go?

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