Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

In the world of long-distance hiking, it’s become as predictable as snow in the Sierra or the riot of wildflowers in rolling Virginia pastures in April: Each season, a new...

Aug 19, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Creede Cutoff

Creede Cutoff

After a few days rest, many soaks in the hot springs, and a group debrief to discuss what we were comfortable with we packed up and headed out of Pagosa....

Aug 16, 2019 : Elysha Dyer
Does Montana Even Have a Summer?

Does Montana Even Have a Summer?

Back on the trail again! Craig from Lazy B’s Pizzeria dropped Giggles, Josh, and me off at the Benchmark trailhead, and we hopped straight onto a Ley alternate that cut...

Aug 15, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Hello Bob, Goodbye Earl: East Glacier to the Benchmark Trailhead

Hello Bob, Goodbye Earl: East Glacier to the Benchmark Trailhead

Town! The internet! Perishable foods! Sometimes it’s hard to leave. I insisted on going to the bakery one last time. Josh called MSR to figure out the problem of our...

Aug 15, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Hints of Burnout: This Is a Really Long Trail

Hints of Burnout: This Is a Really Long Trail

I’m just under 2,000 miles in, and I still have about 700 miles left. I definitely am feeling a sense of burnout at this point. Though the views remain stunning...

Aug 13, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

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 route, and Adventure Alan’s 70-mile route,...

Aug 12, 2019 : Effie Drew
Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Kari Traa is a European sportswear brand growing in popularity across the US. As of the past few seasons, a wide selection of the brand's items can be found at...

Aug 10, 2019 : The Editors
Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Are you a purist? Get ready for a different kind of adventure when you embark upon the Continental Divide Trail. This is not the PCT, and it’s definitely not the...

Aug 7, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Geysers, Border Crossings, and Old Friends

Geysers, Border Crossings, and Old Friends

I’ve made it to the Idaho/Montana border. Less than 1,000 miles to go, which doesn’t seem seem like much. Even though it’s still around a month of hiking. Went through...

Aug 6, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Renee Patrick, known on trail as She-ra is a triple crowner, designer, and all-around Renaissance Woman.  In addition to hiking pretty much every trail in the United States and some...

Jul 31, 2019 : Zach