We're taught from a young age to fight our fears. But in the outdoors, sometimes the smart thing to do is to respect them instead.
Just as cozy with remarkable technology? Consider me a convert.
Last January, Carl Stanfield set out to break the world record for the most miles ever hiked in a year. In failing, he found his temporary limit—and, he hopes, a renewed version of himself.
With record low temperatures, unbelievably strong winds, and unusual weather patterns likely to drop the stratosphere to the level of the summit, it's a bad weekend to climb Mt. Washington.
The national park has announced it will bring back its ticketing program for Old Rag this year.
The government reinstated Obama-era protections near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Down booties, gossamer-thin wind jackets, and struggle-free snowshoes: Here’s what our editors brought with them on their winter adventures.
Hint: He never stopped hiking.
Hikers who had their trips canceled by Covid closures will get first crack at a new date—though others may be able to score a cancellation.
Get ready to get fed on winter adventures with these cold-weather cooking tips.
Best Gear of the Winter
Reality check: Hitting the gym is the quickest way to hike farther, easier, faster, and pain-free. Get into a routine—or take yours to the next level—with these smart workouts for three different levels.
The Best Hikes
Full of rock scrambles, cactus clusters, and desert views for days, Joshua Tree National Park is the southwest at its finest.
Ending too many hikes with sore, wobbly legs? Trekking poles can help you make it that extra mile.
Which of these popular aprés accessories burns brighter?
The Narrows at Zion National Park offers an incredible adventure in America's most amazing slot canyons. Here's how to safely explore them.
Nature can be brutal. Learn how to to deal with wounds from all kinds of thorns, spines, splinters, shards, quills, needles, and anything else that might get under your skin when you’re on the trail.
If you're new to Colorado's 14ers or simply looking for a day hike into the clouds, try these (relatively) easy adventures on Colorado's tallest mountains.
Find shelter from the storm with these excellent backpacking tents.
Benton MacKaye's original proposal for the Appalachian Trail came out 100 years ago. While the trail may have changed, the appeal hasn't.
This is the year to dream big. With the world's last destinations finally reopening to visitors, now's the time to plan a life-list hike that you'll never forget. Even better: Backpacker's done the work for you.