Hiking and Backpacking
Hiking and Backpacking
We Can All Learn Something from John Muir
Set to a John Muir quote, narrated by none other than mountain climber Lou Whittaker—outdoor films don't get better than this.
How to Pick Your Jerky
This salty snack has taken center stage as a healthy, protein-laden endurance fuel
Meet the Octogenarian Who’s Going to Break the Appalachian Trail Age Record
Dale Sanders is an 81-year-old Kentucky-born retired civil servant who's leaving his wife and dog at home for the next five months to claim a record on the country’s most popular wilderness trail
A Portrait of the Quintessential Appalachian Trail Hiker
Ever wonder what type of person takes six months off to hike the famous trail? Well, here's your answer. Presenting the average AT hiker, based on data from a 2016 survey.
Portraits of Appalachian Trail Hikers
This year, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that 3,400 individuals will attempt a thru-hike, making it one of the busiest years in the trail’s history. We met up with a few of these hopefuls as they set out.
How Sex Can Make Backpacking Lighter
Finally, ultralight couple’s gear is not just good—it’s better than the one-person alternatives
Hiking Oahu’s Knife-Edge Mountain Range
Exploration of these mountains isn’t new, but it wasn’t until five years ago that the first traverse of the entire range was completed, by Chase Norton, then a PhD student at the University of Hawai’i.
The IUD Is the Most Important, Underrated Piece of Outdoor Gear I Own
An ode to backcountry birth control in a time when the conversation around it is more fraught and politicized than ever
The Best Women's Gear of 2017
The Best Women's Hiking Gear
High-performance kit for the long way
We Surveyed 2,100 Women About the Outdoors
Here's what we learned about the state of the outdoorswoman in 2017 and the still-prevalent gender gap in the outdoor world
GirlTrek Co-Founders on Their Mission to Get Women Walking
At the cover shoot for the May issue of Outside, we asked 10 of the most influential women in the outdoor world a handful of questions about life, success, and happiness.
The Gear You Need to Stay Clean(ish) in the Backcountry
The tools and strategies you need to maintain proper hygiene on long camping trips
The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs
Tried-and-true stuff that will let you go farther and stay out longer