The decision to take the wilderness trip of a lifetime comes paired with a timeless practical equation: how to make sure you’ll be safe and comfortable while minimizing the ‘faff’ factor. Essential Backpacking Tips and Items to Pack for your Backpacking Adventure. That backpack, the home-in-a-bag, is a complex organism, deeply personal yet highly practical. Yet […]
Handy Apps for Avid Hikers…Do you love nothing better than spending time on your weekends or every vacation hiking in the great outdoors? If so, you’ve probably learned how to pack light for each journey so that you give your body as much respite as possible. One of the best ways to save even more […]
When backpacking in South America these are some of the best 5 activities to participate in. Be it hiking, surfing, or extreme mountain biking this post describes it all.
When most outdoor travelers think of the famed Appalachian Trail, their first association is with long-distance backpacking. And it’s true. Many hikers spend months traveling the trail from its start in Georgia to its finish atop a mountain in Maine. But what if you’re not quite ready to hit the trail for weeks at a […]
The John Muir Trail is a 211 mile stretch between Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and Mt. Whitney in the California desert. While hardcore backpackers will hike the entire length in as little as 15 days, the Yosemite National Park portion of the John Muir Trail makes for a beautiful escape for backpackers with less […]
There is much to see and explore in our mighty United States, and visiting national parks tops my list. My top five picks among the least crowded US national parks are no less worthy of visiting than the big Y’s: Yosemite and Yellowstone. They are simply more remote than the top US national parks, perhaps smaller, […]