Behind the Lens: Guatemala

Even though we are home, we can still dream of faraway places, right?Join us on a trip through our past adventures to help us all look forward to the future. Adventure #1:Antigua, Guatemala We spent a few days exploring the city of Antigua. What better way to explore than by jumping on a quad! You can zip your way around the city, or you can climb the sides of the surrounding mountains for some...

How To Have a Successful First Backpacking Experience with Your Child

Getting your kids out into the backcountry with you can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a parent. Hiking by day and reading bedtime stories (by headlamp) in a tent by night will create fond memories of exploring the outdoors. That being said, the first time out is the make it or break it trip. If it goes well, you will most likely have yourself a backpacking buddy for...

Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

After a few days in the great outdoors, the last thing you want to do when you finally get home is tackle the task of cleaning your gear—we get it. But, as any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is pricey stuff—and that’s if you buy it once. However, putting in just a little bit of time and effort into keeping your gear cleaned, fixed, and stored properly has big impact on its lifespan and...

The Last Outbacks: Exploring Lower 48 Backcountries Where the American Frontier Held Out

From the North Cascades and Great Basin borderlands of Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho to the most obscure depths of the Greater Yellowstone and the boreal waterways of the Upper Midwest, plenty of sparsely populated and wild places remain in the contiguous United States. We’re lucky enough to still have headwater basins, desert canyons, and anonymous crags far enough from roads to rarely see a...

Hut to Hut in the Italian Alps: Could Fette Biscottate be the only real suffering?

By: Carson Brown As a photographer it can be easy to fall into the habit of living through a lens. This trip, though, was one for us. Okay, yes I did take a few (hundred) photos but it wasn’t about  “live posting”, breaking some other site-seeing PR or checking some “extreme” peaks box. Redirecting our focus was the driving force of our Hut to Hut trip in the Italian Alps. From...

7 Underrated Outdoor Adventures in the U.S.

Most outdoor lovers know about hiking the Appalachian Trail or exploring the Grand Canyon. While those are bucket-list adventures and life-changing experiences, there are innumerable more options out there that are just as thrilling. Whether you’re backpacking, climbing, paddling, or biking, here are seven underrated outdoor adventures across the U.S. to keep on your radar. 1. Bikepack the Red...

5 of the Best Winter Backpacking Trips in the United States

Hitting the trails in the wintertime brings with it a whole different level of adventure. The uncrowded mountains all to yourself, the challenge of navigating snow-covered trails and unpredictable weather, and the mug of hot chocolate at the end of a long day are all enticing enough on their own but put them together and that’s when the magic begins. While backpacking in the winter can get a...

What’s in Your Pack? Thru-Hiking Edition

It’s the eternal question for any backpacker—what do you bring along, and what do you leave at home? Thru-hikers have it particularly tough, as the decisions they make determine their comfort and safety for weeks on end. This guide features about 30 things you should include in your thru-hiking pack, which sounds like a lot. But trust me when I say that once you’re out there on the trail...

Winter Stargazing: A Heads-Up Guide for Winter Campers and Backpackers

If you’re among the outdoors enthusiasts who brave the chill for winter camping, you know how appealing the “off-season” backcountry can be. In addition to bigger helpings of solitude, spectacular snow-scapes, and greater visibility of animals and their tracks, the joys of winter camping—or, hey, winter glamping, if that’s more your style—include night skies of unrivaled clarity....

7 Winter Hiking Tips That You’ve Never Thought Of

Winter hiking can be intimidating, especially if your plans take you above treeline, chasing epic peaks across exposed ridgelines. Even non-technical winter excursions can feel overwhelming if you’ve never hiked in the colder, snowier months. However, most winter conditions can be mitigated with the right preparation, gear, and clothing, and getting out on the trails in the winter will let you...