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The Ptarmigan-to-Belly River Traverse: Packrafting in Glacier National Park

Luke Schmidt tests his wilderness skills with a Glacier National Park packrafting trip over Ptarmigan Pass and down the Belly River. He shares photos from the trip and the gear he used.

Packrafting Pacific Creek in the Teton Wilderness

Luke Schmidt shares photos and commentary from his solo Teton Wilderness Packrafting trip on Pacific Creek and discusses some of his gear choices.

Packrafting the Upper Yellowstone River

The author ventures to the Upper Yellowstone River area and experiences the peace found only in a beautiful and remote location.

Kokopelli Nirvana Packraft Review

The Kokopelli Nirvana packraft performs well in whitewater, it is durable, well made, and competitively priced.

Packrafting the Wood River (British Columbia)

A tale of extreme bushwhacking, intense whitewater packrafting, and a 5-day trek that turned into an 11-day epic on British Columbia's Wood River.

Max Neale & Sarah Brey Complete 500 Mile Brooks Range Traverse

Max Neale completed a 5-week, 500-mile traverse of the Brooks Range by foot and paddle and learned why bush culture and wilderness are indistinguishable.

Mike St. Pierre: Interview with the Founder of Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Mike St. Pierre founded Hyperlite Mountain Gear while working as chef in NYC out of a desire to have lighter gear for his weekend adventures. He has not looked back and HMG is quietly and quickly making a name for itself in the outdoor industry. Read what Mike has to say about his company and his recent adventure in the Grand Canyon.

PackLite Kayak Review

Designed for remote lakes and streams, the PackLite Kayak is well-suited for those environments and is a lightweight complement to your backpacking adventures.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 25

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!

Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra (Revisited)

An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.

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