Lightweight backpacking in winter: field notes from SE Wyoming – tarp camping, firebuilding, wood stove cooking, and more (VIDEO).
This Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes review addresses the use of foam as a snowshoe material, combined with a fixed shoe binding.
Chris Smead presents “Snowshoeing Yosemite Point”, a film in 4K about a beautiful winter trek accomplished in lightweight style!
Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.
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Introduction Most of us do not venture into the backcountry alone. Sharing the outdoors with another person heightens our outdoor experience. That person can be a good friend, parent, brother, sister, or our children. Going into the wilderness with a partner (that special and intimate friend) may be the ultimate expression of togetherness. This article […]
Overview Snowshoes are essential for traveling in the mountains in most of the winter and spring months. In some places of the western U.S. (e.g., the Cascade volcanoes and Northern Rockies), snowshoes may even be necessary for high-country travel well into May and June. We reviewed and tested nearly 20 models of 25-33″ long backcountry […]
Backcountry Travel on Snowshoes for Lightweight Backpackers
Overview High-loft insulating garments have a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than any other type of clothing. So, they are perfect complements to a lightweight backpacking clothing system when temperatures plummet. This review compares and contrasts three very different synthetic high-loft insulating jackets from Wild Things, GoLite, and Integral Designs. For a more thorough discussion of high-loft […]
Introduction Winter backpacking is an entirely different experience from backpacking at any other time of the year. In the winter our needs for food, water, and warmth require significant changes in our hiking style. If you go winter backpacking you are entering a world that can present you with exquisite sights, sounds, and silences. That […]