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The outdoor guide had lost their passion for adventure. The trip that was supposed to be their last brought it back.

Whether you’re bedding down in a state forest campground or deep in the wilderness, these nine sleeping bags will keep you warm and cozy

Six testers tried out 8 trekking poles. These ones came out on top.

23 testers snoozed on nineteen pads. These are the very best of the year.

Nine kids trashed 38 pieces of gear. These 5 survived the season.

We hiked, ran, skied, and climbed through the night to find the best illumination of the year

15 testers tried 17 blades. These ones are a cut above.

The days of broken tines and stomach aches are over

Our team of testers vetted 20 new rucksacks. These ones came out on top.

Completing a winter journey on the Appalachian Trail convinced the fun-loving thru-hiker that he can accomplish whatever he dreams up

The legislation prohibits visiting hikers from exploring the country’s trails by themselves

Our national park system has 424 units, but visitors pack into only a few of those. You’ll find jaw-dropping scenery, awesome adventures, and way fewer crowds in these often overlooked parks. And yes, we picked our favorite one in every single state.

From powdered eggs to fresh apples to entire sausages, here’s the chow that keeps us going

This year’s white winter in the Sierra Nevada could create dangerous conditions along the iconic trail in the spring and summer

After enduring a wet, cold hunting trip, I’m going to make a versatile, ultra-lightweight shelter an essential piece of my backpacking kit 

Trailblazers and trendsetters from the past five decades

Nick “Chezwick” Gagnon became the fastest person to circumnavigate the enormous route, which takes in sections of five major thru-hikes

Sparkling alpine lakes, the highest point in the continental U.S., and 800-plus miles of breathtaking hiking trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon in the Sierra Nevada are far more than home to the biggest trees on the planet.

Jon Anderson overcame temporary snowblindness to complete the 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada

Editors list the bold and bizarre items they’ve stuffed into a backpack for a trip to the woods