Garage Grown Gear:
Uphill Designs: how the PCT inspired bamboo hiking poles.
Rather than seeking out the most technical materials, Uphill Designs focuses on functionality, durability, and beauty using classic materials.
How To Hike More Efficiently.
Enacted over the course of a full day, these little short cuts can really add up to make a difference.
Best Lightweight Backpacking Electronics Gear.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series.
Hiking with Barry:
Iceline — Yoho National Park — Hiking BC.
The Iceline is an indelibly memorable hike in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.
CDT in Glacier: Pitamakin and Triple Divide Passes.
The second and third days of our Continental Divide Trail trip in Glacier, Renee and I went walking through a gorgeous painting.
Learning trail maintenance skills at Big Bend Trail Skills College in southern Oregon.
Some of the most valuable time is spent socializing with fellow volunteers.
Hike Bike Travel:
5 Stunning Hikes You'll Want to do Along the Icefields Parkway.
Not only is Alberta's Icefields Parkway a spectacular stretch of road to drive, it offers quick access to world-class hikes.
The Hiking Life:
Gear Review: MLD Burn Backpack.
For $180, I think the Burn offers good value for money and represents an excellent combination of durability, weight and performance.
Rocky Mountain Journal:
Deputies Free Bear Stuck in Car.
Deputies could tell by all the moisture on the windows that he'd clearly been inside for a while.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear:
Adventure Adaptability: The Key To Succeeding on Your Thru Hikes.
Socrates called it 2400 years ago, 'The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.'
The NOLS Blog:
The Backpacker's Guide to Happy Feet.
Your feet will thank you for all of your work and planning.
Hiking in Finland:
Multi-Adventures in Macedonia.
How to Fight Backpacking Meal Fatigue.
Here are some tips I can recommend for keeping your food interesting.
Bogley Outdoor Community:
Utah Votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires.
...15 years in prison and $15,000 fine if a drone causes a firefighting aircraft to crash.
Ultralight And Comfortable:
Hiking boots or Running Shoes?.
This is actually a rather fun subject for me.
Hiking For Her:
Best Womens Hiking Rain Gear.
What about a rain kilt? Kind of like wearing your own personal tarp.
Hiking For Her:
The Best Plus Size Womens Outdoor Clothing.
Somehow, it's hard for outdoor gear companies to fathom that women hikers come in all sizes, shapes and heights.
Pacific Crest Trailside Reader:
Breathing and Walking from 'How to Walk'.
'When you walk, arrive with every step.'
Interview: Matt Holly of NPMaps.
Matt Holly works for the Park Service as a ranger but on his own time he's dedicated himself to...free downloadable maps for National Parks called NPMaps.
The Ultralight Hiker:
Pocket cameras have come to have much better resolution than expensive binoculars.
The Shooting Star:
My First Impressions of Ethiopia.
The more I think about it, the more I feel like I haven't matured enough as a traveller to take on East Africa.
Old School Outfitter:
My Top 5 Ultralight Backpacking Tips.
Lighten up. You'll make backpacking more fun.
Tales From The Wood Booger:
Backpacking Two-Day With The Sierra Club On Grayson Highlands.
[Just the photo is enough....]
The weekend has left her hopeful yet worried. A little more fitness on top of the light pack may have her lungs and thighs outpacing what knee cartilage can handle.
The National Parks Girl:
Backpacking to Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta Lakes in Grand Teton National Park.
Three beautiful alpine lakes nestled high in the Teton range.
Hiking the Santa Cruz Trail in Peru: Day 3.
I craned my neck to see where the group was...The day was dark and ominous and I fretted over the unknown.