Smart watches, bucket hats, and car camping showers: These are the products that helped us adventure over the past month.
Will oversee projects in Denali, including $91 million bridge construction.
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From "good old raisins and peanuts" to trail mixes spiced with hot peppers, Michigan cherries, beer nuts, and dried carrots, the ultimate backwoods snack comes your way, courtesy of Backpacker readers.
Officials said the bear visited the Montana campsite an hour before the attack.
Incident follows deaths at White Sands, Grand Canyon; another hiker passed away in Badlands on Wednesday.
Strong opinions abound in the ultralight community. That doesn’t mean they’re always right.
Sure, electrolyte drink mixes are going to keep you hydrated. But which ones actually taste good?
A double-wall tent, camp sandals, and cushier trail runners were among the changes Patricia “Blackpacker” Cameron made once she hit the PCT.
Empowerment self defense classes focused on the outdoors are teaching women to feel safe in the wilderness.
The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors
A detailed look at Outside Inc.’s first foray into Web3 and how it might improve our digital health and overall wellbeing
No foul play suspected in the death of section hiker Michael Charles Lombardo.
Peanut-pushing is a 93-year-old tradition on Pikes.
Area bears have reportedly become more aggressive in seeking human food in recent years.
Tribe will submit petition for renaming to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Want to make your hike better? A little time before you depart will save you a lot of hassle later.
Backpacking really isn’t that complicated. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Bad weather. A heavy pack. Blisters. Bears. Hazards big and small can sabotage any trip. Avoid common mistakes with these 100 tips and tricks for planning, hiking, and camping, and make your first—or next—trek problem-free.
Escape the dog days with these deliciously cool trails.
Voluntary policy change follows increase in reports of human-bear incidents along trail.
When a massive flood wrecked the Yellowstone area—and derailed her backpacking plans—Maggie Slepian had to contend with the ways the changing climate is already affecting hiking's most storied spaces.
Paralyzed in a cycling accident, endurance athlete Jared Fenstermacher begins an Appalachian Trail comeback quest rolling, stepping, scooting, being carried, and crawling—but never giving up.
Feeling entranced by the cosmos? See the heavens like you've never seen them before by getting deep into the wild.
Cave divers Rick Stanton and Dr. Richard Harris, two of the most influential rescuers from the Thai Cave Rescue, disclose how their pursuit of an unusual and dangerous hobby made them some of the only people anywhere who would have a chance to save the lives of 12 boys and their coach.
Firefighters have battled to save Mariposa Grove, home to some of the world’s largest sequoias, from the blaze.
A British tourist trekking in Kyrgyzstan was enveloped by a massive slide. Rather than take cover, he filmed the whole thing.
A new slogan gets straight to the point.
Scott Benerofe finished a rare and daunting southbound winter thru-hike of the AT. His self-proclaimed normalcy about the endeavor suggests such treks might not stay so rare for long.
A Man Tried to Retrace the Steps of a Family That Died Hiking in California. Then He Needed Rescue Too.
An unidentified hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021.
Alternate entrance open to commercial groups.
Stop settling for the same blah menu. With these tips, all hikers can prepare trailside Michelin-star-worthy meals. Even the lazy ones.
As it turns out, you can't believe everything you see online.
Dyneema couture anyone?
Knowing how to prevent and treat burns should be in every backpacker's toolkit.
In the backcountry, a lightweight, durable, weatherproof kit lets you focus on what really matters
The encounter, which sent a 71-year-old visitor to the hospital, follows another injury near Giant Geyser on Monday.
More than 100 rescuers responded up to successfully rescue the stricken hikers.
Is it really an adventure if you have it planned to the mile? Patricia "Blackpacker" Cameron explains why she's playing it loose on the Pacific Crest Trail.
And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care.
One hiker combines her loves of cooking and backpacking.
Wildlife agency warns residents not to leave food in cars.
A two-year ban bars campers from overnighting on the famous peak—and officials may push it even further.
Put these world-class treks on your bucket list, and get the right footwear for success
Rescue teams endured 80-mile-per-hour gusts and snow to reach the injured hiker, who was attempting a Presidential Traverse.
We dug up an old recipe from our archives and gave it another try. Here's which flavors stood the test of time, and which you should leave on the shelves.
Wildfire? Hurricane? Apocalypse? In this uncertain age, everyone should be prepared to escape in a hurry.
The BLM Made the Largest Public Lands Purchase in Wyoming History, Unlocking Previously Inaccessible Acres
Almost 9.5 million acres in 13 western states are permanently inaccessible to the general public because they're surrounded by private land. BLM director Tracy Stone-Manning wants to keep chipping away at them, acre by acre.
Incident comes days after US Forest Service warned campers about food-conditioned bears.
Leapfrogging, following benchmarks, and more.
Dogs can get hurt on the trail just like you. Here's how to treat 5 common problems.
The park will remain closed to incoming visitors through at least Wednesday.
Tags along Yosemite Falls Trail prompt National Park Service to ask for help identifying suspects.
A mountain named for a U.S. Army officer who led a massacre against local tribes has received a new moniker.
Mother calls report "extremely upsetting" but calls on hikers and mountaineers to continue search.
A hike in the author's native Washington state gives perspective on half a millennium of persecution, and a home worth fighting for.
A new order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles.
Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable sticks make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy