Andrew Skurka

How to Pack for a Hike

Core 13 Clothing is a deliberate collection of garments that can be mixed and matched to create appropriate layering systems for all three-season trips, whether that be the Smokies in April, Wind...

More Backpacking, Less Planning

Over time, I have developed systems to prepare quickly and flawlessly so I can spend more time in the field and less time in my office.

Cedar Mesa: A Better Place to Spring Break

Cedar Mesa is an uninhabited 400-square-mile plateau in the southeastern corner of Utah, with elevations ranging from 4,500 to 7,000 vertical feet above sea level.

The Definitive Guide to Running in the Rain

The 122nd Boston Marathon was wet, windy, and cold. Many runners dropped out of the race because of hypothermia. Here is what you should wear when racing in these conditions.

How Bear Canisters Fail

At least most of the time, hard-sided canisters protect food in the backcountry from bears. But it turns out that they’re not 100 percent bear- or idiotproof.

Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4

The fourth-generation Challenger ATR is consistent with the vision for the previous three: a well-cushioned and versatile running shoe that's designed for trails but can also successfully take to the...

Previewing the Sub-2-Pound Osprey Levity Pack

It's unusual for a company to state that its brand-new product is "probably not the right [one] for you." But Osprey did exactly this in describing its new "super ultralight" backpack, which recently...

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