"...they never felt more powerful, or more fit, or happier about themselves and their bodies, than when they were thru-hiking." - Nikki Stavile on femininity in the backcountry.
Is backpacking your hobby or your habit? Examining the subtle difference can provide profound insights into how to spend your time.
Backpacking Light Managing Editor Andrew Marshall's essay Salamander Song is a love letter to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Shilletha Curtis recounts a harrowing encouter and invites the reader to see the world through her eyes.
Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.
Shilletha Curtis was awarded a Backpacking Light Diversity Grant in 2020 to help her prepare, acquire gear, and train for her next dream: hiking the Triple Crown. We caught up with Shilletha for a quick interview.
Ryan and Andrew answer listener questions gathered from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
"Buck" Nelson might be the closest thing to a modern mountain man. Read Jorgen Johansson's interview with the man who loves the outdoors.
Jeff Garmire is currently completing the Triple Crown in one year. He'll be one of the handful of people to accomplish this feat.
This week's news: Man Completes Triple Crown of Hiking; A Search for a Missing Climber is Suspended; Explorers Look to Walk 1,000 miles through the Middle East, and more - plus some stimulating forum discussion questions!
In This Month's News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!
Anish set the self-supported record for the Appalachian Trail at the end of September, and is the first person to hold simultaneous records on the AT and the PCT.
FBI Fugitive Found on Appalachian Trail, A Survival Video Game, The Zion Flash Flood, A "Walk In the Woods" Inspires People to Get Out, MSR FlyLite Tent, and much more!
A Lightweight Primer to Backcountry Travel for the Uninitiated.