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Gear Review: REI Radiant Long and Wide Sleeping Bag

A bag built with more wiggle room in mind.

Gear Review: REI XT 85 Backpack

A big-load capacity pack that's big on comfort.

Rip & Go: Florida Trail, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

Traverse a primeval landscape of cypress swamp, hardwood hammocks, and pinelands.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Mission 75

Its high-and-slim, alpine-style design easily kept 45 pounds close and stable as a tester scrambled up steep slopes and across tightrope-thin ridges.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Mission 75

Its high-and-slim, alpine-style design easily kept 45 pounds close and stable as a tester scrambled up steep slopes and across tightrope-thin ridges.

Quick Fix: Big Bend National Park

Scout for gold–and desert views–amid this Texas park's spray of late-fall foliage.

May Close-to-Home Hikes

Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.

Adventure Guide: Big Bend National Park

Texas-sized solitude is practically guaranteed when you explore the high peaks and striking river canyons of this lightly visited wilderness.

Best Backpacking In Texas

Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Texas.

Big Bend Birding In Texas

The best bird window coincides with the best hiking season in the Chihuahuan Desert.

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