How does it compare against the competition? A guide finds out.

Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail

Find the trail runners that work best off-trail and in mixed conditions

Get off-trail just a couple hours' drive from Denver and the Front Range

Here's how to use Gaia GPS to save your route so you never get lost again

Here's how to assess when it's safe to do so

The new men's Saxx Kinetic HD Briefs got a serious upgrade from the previous model—and they're way better for high-output activities

It's an upgrade on my previous favorite, the Iota, and my new go-to for backpacking and trail running

A checklist of essential skills, concepts, and definitions

Your mindset is your most important tool in the backcountry

How to build a system of equipment that will offer direction in wild landscapes

What types to bring, where to find them, and how to make your own

The Alpine Carbon Corks aren't cheap, but they're the best collapsible poles for rugged use

A recipe for the backcountry, designed by a high-end chef

And it's a hundred times better than an energy bar

A step up in waterproof-breathable performance

An ideal shoe for high-altitude adventure runs

This handheld, flavor-filled burrito will warm up the coldest campsite morning

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