December 12, 2018

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana

Ryan Jordan: As part of the Backpacking Light Wilderness Adventures program, Trek Director Kevin Fletcher and I led a guided trip across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana in September 2018. This program, dubbed the “Whitetail Trek”, was a new program for us where we gave the group a start and end point and let them […]

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I’m off to bikepack in Chile

Arriving Santiago January 11th, 2019. I’m planning up to a month on the Carretera Austral. Hiking a number of new National Parks and trails along the route. This will be my 3rd trip to Patagonia over the past 4 seasons. The Carretera Austral runs about 1,240 kilometers (770 mi) from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins through (sparsely populated) rural Patagonia. … This […]

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Top 5 Hiking & Climbing Routes in Tanzania

Guest post by Marian Morgam: Tanzania is an exotic tapestry of colors, flavors, and sights. From the vast plains of the Serengeti, teeming with Africa’s iconic Big Five, to paradisiacal islands that call for horizontal me-time on sun-soaked beaches, there is so much more to Tanzania than what you’d expect. Jaw-dropping sights abound at every […]

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climbing Stok Kangri, Ladakh, India

Stok Kangri is one of our top 10 trekking peaks in the world. Easy access from Leh. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Read the full trip report: The Best Backpacking Adventure I’ve Ever Had

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modest National Park proposals

In the era where Trump and his appointee Zinke are happy to sell off protected public lands, these proposals from Backpacker magazine might not seem modest to all. Casey Lyons – Make More National Parks M. John Fayhee – Let the National Parks Go Wild Rachel Zurer – Make the National Parks Free

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Heather Anderson’s Calendar-Year Triple Crown

Only five others—all men—have completed the thru-hiker’s Holy Grail in fewer than 365 days The Triple Crown is often considered the pinnacle of the thru-hiking world. To complete the feat, a person must hike the 2,190-mile Appalachian, 2,650-mile Pacific Crest, and 3,100-mile Continental Divide trails … But for a select few, there is an even more impressive […]

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Isobel Glover 1st to hike Vancouver Island end-to-end

Glover wanted to use her The Island in My Backyard expedition to show people how readily accessible — and relatively cheap — such a journey can be for those who live here. No flights or ferries to go on this trip. She didn’t even have to get in a car. “I just went out my […]

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Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland

Cam Honan The Cape Wrath Trail is often referred to as Britain’s toughest long distance walk. Stretching approximately 230 miles (370 km) from the Highland hub of Fort William to the remote lighthouse of Cape Wrath, it is an unmarked and sometimes trailless route that passes through the wild and spectacular landscapes of northwestern Scotland. […]

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interview with Rick McCharles of BestHike.com

That’s me. Rick McCharles Read the interview on Reviews Outdoors: Rick McCharles of BestHike.com Tells Us about His Next Big Adventure

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Patagonia donates Trump tax cut to ENVIRONMENTAL groups

Outdoor retailer Patagonia announced Wednesday that it plans to donate the $10 million it is saving from President Trump’s corporate tax cuts this year to environmental groups. “Based on last year’s irresponsible tax cut, Patagonia will owe less in taxes this year — $10 million less, in fact,” CEO Rose Marcario wrote in a LinkedIn […]

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