BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne was on a trail run when he suddenly found himself in a mask-related confrontation. What happened next got him thinking.
Am I willing to temper my desire for the pristine with an awareness that the pristine is a cultural construct?
Ben Kilbourne explores the need for backpackers to be amateur naturalists in our effort to steward our natural environment.
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 […]