A 13,776-Foot Summit of The Mighty Grand Teton
As I reflect back on my Summit for Someone experience with Big City Mountaineers, I realized that my life would look very different had I not taken a giant leap of faith and gone on the Grand Teton climb
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).
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.