Backcountry Skills

How to Prevent Ticks When Hiking

Ticks, like mosquitos, are the tiny, evil, and blood-sucking spawns of Satan. Just kidding…(not entirely). ... Read more

Best Hiking Challenges and Goals

Best Hiking Challenges for Hikers in 2023

These aren’t your typical New Year’s resolutions! As outdoor enthusiasts, our goals often involve a ... Read more

Hiking for beginners

Hiking For Beginners: 15 Tips For New Hikers

There is a lot to think about when planning or training for a big hike. ... Read more

dehydrating food for backpacking

Dehydrating Food And Meals For Backpacking Trips And Thru-Hikes

I started dehydrating my backpacking food before I hiked the John Muir Trail in the ... Read more

how to pack a back pack for hiking backpacking trips

How to Pack a Backpack For Hiking And Backpacking Trips

It seems deceptively simple: you’ve got your big new pack, probably 65 or 70 liters, ... Read more

Guide to high altitude hiking and backpacking

17+ Tips For How To Prepare And Train For High-Altitude Hiking

Whether you are in it for the challenge, the views, or the clout, high-altitude hikes ... Read more

Hiking solo as a woman

Hiking Solo As A Woman: Everything You Need To Know

Hiking by yourself is a rewarding and magical experience. I love being lost in my ... Read more

Rachel start hiking and backpacking

Enjoying the Process: Thoughts From A Former Perfectionist Turned Hiker

I got my first glimpse into the outdoors at a pretty young age. My parents ... Read more

Wildlife animal safety and protection

How To Protect Yourself From Wild Animals While Hiking

For many of us, the mountains are our home away from home. It’s where we ... Read more

How to plan and choose a backpacking route

How to Choose a Backpacking Route

Anyone who’s been backpacking can tell you that the planning stage is often the hardest ... Read more

Best apps for hiking and backpacking

9 Best Apps For Hiking And Backpacking

In the last decade, smartphones have transformed our world. Among other things, smartphones have fantastic ... Read more

Planning food for a backpacking trip

How To Plan Food For A Backpacking Trip

Packing food for a backpacking trip is always a challenge! Every trip is different: different ... Read more

the best emergency plan for hiking or backpacking

A 5-Step Hiking Safety Plan

Hiking in the wilderness can be dangerous. Weather, fatigue, getting lost, and overall being unprepared ... Read more

hiking first aid kit checklist

Hiking First Aid Kit: Checklist for Hikers + Backpackers

A first aid kit is one of hiking’s Ten Essentials. That is, hiking gear you ... Read more

Best hiking snacks for day hikes

The Best Hiking Snacks To Keep You Energized On The Trails

As you chug up switchbacks and scrambles, your muscles are constantly exerting energy. A constant ... Read more

hiking packing list for day hikes and backpacking trips

Hiking Packing List: Must-Haves For Day Hikes And Backpacking Trips

Even if you are an experienced hiker it is super easy to forget something that ... Read more

winter snow hikes

How To Hike In Snow And Winter Conditions

Hiking in the snow is a very tranquil experience. The trails are coated in white, ... Read more

hiking food ideas

Best Hiking Food: Fresh Ideas For Day Hikes + Backpacking Trips

Whether you are on a local day hike or multi-day backcountry expedition, food is essential ... Read more

hiking in the rain: gear + tips

Hiking In The Rain: Best Gear + Tips For Wet Weather Hikes

Some seasons or climates are consistently wet. You may face rain and wet weather for ... Read more

lose weight hiking

Hiking For Weight Loss

Hiking is a fantastic way to lose weight if that is your goal. The number ... Read more

what is thru hiking

Thru-Hiking: A Complete Guide To Successful Thru-Hikes

Thru-hiking is becoming more popular every single year. Especially, with the rise of social media. ... Read more

10 essentials of hiking

The Ten Essentials For Hiking And Backpacking

In the 1930s, a Seattle-based outdoor organization known as The Mountaineers created the “Ten Essentials” ... Read more

hiking navigation tools and skills

Hiking Navigation For Beginners

In Yosemite alone, there are 250 search or rescue missions a year. Multiply that by ... Read more