You may find me answering to Baby while walking or paddling a long trail with my loyal and down-for-anything pup, Luna. Since 2015, we've logged over 7,000 miles on long-distance adventures together, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Cohos Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Northern Forest Canoe Trail. I believe in the power of new places, people and experiences that challenge and shape our self-mindfulness and understanding of others and the world surrounding us. I think the trails provide us with the time and space to do so. You can find me at @babygotbackwoods_ or babygotbackwoods.com.
For thru-hikers and backpackers looking for a simple ultralight shelter, the Deschutes Solo Tarp is a reliable and affordable choice. It’s not flashy, but it’s a shelter for anyone who likes to hike long days and optimize space in their pack.
While the Wayward II doesn't blow me away in any one category, it’s overall performance balanced many features that are important on a long-distance adventure - breathability, temperature-regulation, coverage, comfort and durability - making it a solid choice for long days on the trail or out on the water.
A longtime staple in many adventurers' closets, the Outdoor Research Hooded Ferrosi has some newly improved details for 2019, including wide thumb
I'm heading out to the Wind River Range for a figure-eight traverse of the High Routes, putting together a combination of Andrew Skurka’s 100-mile
The Enlightened Equipment Enigma is a popular ultralight quilt with backpackers, thru-hikers, and other weight-conscious adventurers. The Enigma has
The following is a sponsored post courtesy of the Jordan Trail Association. The Jordan Trail is a newly established path traveling across
If you’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail within the past five years, you probably remember having to detour around the fire closure above Idyllwild,
The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to
Thinking about, or planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part, let's about timeline, navigation, alternates, information sources, and water.
Taking on a great outdoor adventure like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail means navigating a world of blog posts, YouTube channels, and gear lists that can make planning overwhelming. So when it is all too much? At what point does our preparation begin to infringe on the experiences we’ll have on the trail?