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First Night Out

We've gathered top skills for new backpackers and a dozen unforgettable—yet beginner-friendly—trails. What they say is true: You'll never forget your first time.
BP0513FNO_Diener_UTAH111012_103_bjk_445x260.jpgFirst Night Out (Photo by Jeff Diener)

Ready to ditch the campground crowds and sleep in the backcountry? Whether you’re a total rookie or a seasoned car camper, our comprehensive primer will get you out of the KOA and into the wild. We’ve gathered top skills for new backpackers and a dozen unforgettable—yet beginner-friendly—trails. What they say is true: You’ll never forget your first time.

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