Above all, Owen loves burritos. They are the reason he wakes, the reason he hikes. His hunger drove him the length of the PCT in 2015, the CDT in 2019, and scatters him to wild places worldwide. An engineer sometimes and hiker trash always, he lives to experience, understand, and help the Earth. www.hikefordays.com
Although some evacuation orders were lifted yesterday, the Dixie Fire near the familiar PCT communities of Quincy, Chester, Belden, and Bucks Lake in
The humble wind jacket is one of my favorite layers. While it won’t replace a full-on rain jacket for wet weather protection, this versatile garment
Update: Patagonia has announced a voluntary recall of Capilene Cool Daily and Tropic Comfort UPF products for failing to meet advertised UPF
Your Big Three, footwear, resupply strategy, puffy jacket, rain jacket, water treatment, headlamp, map app, nail clippers, taxes. What do all these
The Free Duo tent from Zpacks can go anywhere. This freestanding shelter changes the script with ultralight materials and practical design.
The Tepona Wind Jacket is a lightweight, versatile layer that is almost always useful. Should you pack one for your next hike?
Toilet paper is a problem in the backcountry. This simple device makes getting clean easy and environmentally friendly.
I’d barely heard of trekking poles when my mom lent me hers for my solo trip around Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit in 2011. I was skeptical, but thought,
The Two is Gossamer Gear’s classic two-person ultralight shelter. Since being introduced in 2017, the solid design and minor tweaks have helped it
If you’ve spent time backpacking, I’d be willing to bet my next pizza that you’ve seen either a Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol (henceforth referred to as Z