The Onion vs. Mr. Magoo
When a pair of ultra-distance backpackers set out to complete the first 5,600-mile roundtrip of the country’s toughest trail, we knew it’d be a slow, epic race. The only thing we didn’t expect: the cutthroat competition.
by Andrew Tilin
Adventure Guide: Grand Teton National Park
The perfect vacation awaits: We’ve fine-tuned 7 days of fast-and-light adventure, from bagging peaks only the locals know to camping with moose in the park’s wild interior. Grab a camera—you’ve never seen the Tetons like this.
by Michael Lanza
iHike: Tech on the Trail
The revolution is here: Digital tools are changing the way backpackers plan, share, and even experience trips. In this special guide to the latest outdoor technology, we’ll teach you how to preview a route in 3D, create a Google Earth flyover, sync your photos to a map, and wow your friends with Web-worthy slideshows and video.
by Evelyn Spence, Jason Stevenson, & Kris Wagner
Plan It: New Tools, New Rules
Every great trip boils down to this: Picking a ideal location, capturing memorable moments, and bragging about it. Here's how to get started the high-tech way.
Document It: Field School
Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures.
Organize It: The Cutting Room
Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.