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…
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,…
8 Beautiful Winter Hikes in U.S. National Parks
Whether you feel like bundling up for serious winter weather—or you’re heading south to enjoy the sunshine—here are some of the best day hikes in national parks you can explore this winter in the mountains, desert, and everything in between.
8 Considerations When Planning A Backpacking Elopement
We hiked six hours in, set up camp, had dinner and wine, and called it an early night. At sunrise, Reid and I exchanged our vows to each other and after a brief rain delay and breakfast, had a ceremony surrounded by our friends and the mountains.