Backpacking

Tips for Backpacking with Your Dog

Tips for Backpacking With Your Dog

Some of the best hiking companions have four legs. Dogs and backpacking can go together like peas and carrots—assuming you take some steps to assure both you and your furry friend are prepared for the backcountry. Follow these tips to help ensure both you and they enjoy a lifetime of excursions under the stars. Read More...
Denali

There’s No Such Thing As a Perfect Hike

We all have great expectations when we set out on a hike. We go in with preconceived notions and come out disappointed when they aren’t met. But I’ve noticed a strange trend in my hiking life: Some hikes have a way of becoming retroactively better than I had ever hoped. Read More...

Putting the Colorado Trail on the Map

In 1990, Jerry Brown became the first person to bikepack the Colorado Trail. Ten years later, he returned on his bike to survey the trail and make the map that everyone—hikers and equestrians, too—uses on the trail today. Read More...

Gear Review: Osprey Eja 58 Pack

Backpackers looking to enjoy their time in the wilderness face a perennial question: What’s more important, having comfortable gear or lightweight gear? Osprey has finally created a lightweight, women-specific pack that maintains comfort for a range of load weights: the Osprey Eja 58. Read More...
Backpackers along the South Rim

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Whether you're headed out for an overnight or a thru-hike, a pack that fits your body’s specific shape and size can make all the difference between a joyful journey or a suffering slog in the backcountry. This article tells you what to look for and offers suggestions for the best backpacking packs of 2018. Read More...