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.
Thru-Hiking Goes International with These New Long-Distance Trails
Inspired by iconic American long trails, a new generation of pioneers are creating paths for hikers and bikers the world over
The Best New Thru-Hikes
Beta on four of the newest long trails
Our Favorite Made-in-America Gear
Five products I use all the time that were built here in the USA
The Crew Building the Next Great American Thru-Hike
The Great Eastern Trail spans nine states and 1,600 miles just west of the Appalachian Trail, but private landowners, meager funding, and sluggish construction are holding up the completion of America's next big wilderness route
How to Introduce a Puppy to the Outdoors
If you want to make an adventure buddy, the first few weeks are critical
The Pacific Crest Trail Is Super Dangerous This Year
California's banner snowfall plus a record number of hikers have kept local search and rescue teams very, very busy
How Fleet Foxes' Frontman Cured His Burnout with Adventure
Robin Pecknold was in no rush to follow up his band's 2011 hit indie album. In the six-year break leading up to the band's forthcoming record, he's been hitting trails and waves around the world.
The Best Weekend Escapes of 2017
Make the most of summer with these 48-hour adventures, from surfing in Texas to tasting your way through Oregon’s wine country
The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used
Nemo’s 1.75-pound Hornet Elite 2P is shockingly livable for an ultralight shelter
Why You Don’t Want or Need an Ultralight Backpack
Most of us really only need one internal-frame pack. Here's why it should be the new Osprey Aether AG and not one of its super high-end, tech'ed out competitors.
Which Sunscreen Should You Buy?
To find out, I put both chemical and mineral formulas to the test
9 Things Kids Should Know About Getting Lost
Spend enough time in the backcountry and you're bound to have a scare, as our writer recently discovered. Here's how to teach kids what to do when that happens.
The Best Summer Sleeping Bags of 2017
Sacks for a comfortable night’s sleep, wherever you lay your head.