What It’s Really Like to Hike a Long-Distance Trail
Before hitting the trail, here are some ideas for getting you started on the right foot (pun intended).
How to Avoid the Crowds at America’s National Parks
Let’s face it, there is nothing more frustrating than showing up at a national park to find it so crowded that you spend more time searching for a parking spot and a little solitude than actually enjoying nature. We all want incredible views, quiet wilderness,…
7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors
Everyone knows about packing out your trash, or what to do when nature calls in the wilderness. These are number one and number two (literally) in the leave-no-trace playbook for those of us who care about preserving outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy. Well,…
A Quick & Dirty Guide to Getting Started with Backpacking
Little compares to spending a night in the backcountry after a long day of hiking. Add to that the feeling of accomplishment of carrying everything you need on your back, and you’re setting yourself up for a sweet adventure. Backpacking is a fun way to…
3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies
To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted three backpacking loops that give you the Appalachian Trail, streamside and ridgeline campsites, killer views, and enough distance and elevation to satisfy your inner weekend warrior.
7 of the Best Summer Backpacking Trips in the Mountain West
With so many choices, it may be tricky to figure out where to go, so we put together a list of seven trails that are both beautiful and challenging. Check ‘em out.