Most thru-hikers are careful about LNT rules—but a few scofflaws can make us all look bad.
Several hikes share a confession, and we're here to dole out penance—and advice.
Gear is no good without the knowledge to use it. But with a little practice, these products can still help you limit your impact.
We talked to Leave No Trace about the best ways to bushwhack.
At age 8, I went to a junior ranger camp that did everything wrong. Ten years later, the lessons they taught me paid off.
Can the most common bear deterrent work in heavy wind and sub-zero temperatures? A group of researchers set out to test it.
Perfect your camping setup with these tips.
A hike through Panama’s Parque Internacional La Amistad highlights wonders, both of the natural world and within the hikers themselves.
Prep for this no-mess treat is more complicated than boiling water—barely.
Get to know your rainbows from your double rainbows from your moonbows.
Get to know one of the most spectacular long trails in the U.S. with the creators of THRU | The Pacific Northwest.
Take a sneak peek at what might become your favorite piece of apparel next season.
These gaping glacier cracks are dramatic—and deadly. Here's how they form, plus three safe places to see crevasses up close.
Is quicksand as big of a threat as Hollywood tells us it is? Zion's chief park ranger gave us the truth (and tips on escaping quicksand...just in case).
Though microbursts are rare and usually fairly short-lived, these vertical hurricanes can cause extensive damage.
Hike into the epicenter of a cataclysmic explosion in New Mexico's Valles Caldera.
The science behind the sky's natural fireworks display–and how to see it.
To see how animals stay cool in a hot climate, just look up.
From the northern lights to glacial crevasses, science meets spectacle in these fascinating features.
From the world-famous Old Faithful to Iceland's original Geysir, geysers have a way of captivating people's imaginations with their geothermal torrents. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about the science and safety of them.
It’s not just a bag. It’s a lifetime’s worth of beauty sleep. Learn what features you need, shop accordingly, and keep your bag in good repair, and it’ll keep you sleeping soundly.
Home is where you stake it out. Understand the ins and outs, pick the right shelter, and treat it like you would your bedroom.
Footwear tech is more complicated than it looks. Maximize your mileage by learning how to pick the right boots and make them last.
Can science—and a fine-tuned gear setup—help you sleep better? Let's give it a try.
The miles are low and the rewards are sky-high on these perfect first hikes.
The easiest way to lighten your pack isn’t to buy new gear, but to leave a few things you already have behind.
You don’t have to learn the hard way, because we already did.
Being alone in the wilderness doesn't have to be frightening. With these tips, you can fine-tune your mind for an empowering solo journey.
Green Mountain National Forest will acquire more than 2,000 acres to provide a buffer around the United States’ oldest continuously-used footpath.
Watch the new documentary from Athletic Brewing Company that chronicles Hardrath’s record-breaking feat
Apparel-makers are turning to ever-more exotic materials in the search for planet-friendly fibers. But whether your fleece is made from wildflowers or recycled water bottles, the truth may not be as green as you think.
For how dangerous the backcountry can be, it's sometimes the smallest accidents that become the biggest injuries. Stay safe with these tips.
From weight changes to growing feet, hiking 2,000 miles can have a big impact on you physically.
Have a tale from the AT? We want you to give us a call—literally.
Knowing fact from fiction can help you avoid—and survive—a 54,000℉ strike.
Our parent company is launching a new NFT project, the Outerverse, to promote sustainability and get people outside
No dehydrator? No problem. Jury-rig your oven to make this tangy, smoky snack at home.
When the memories of combat refused to fade, a former army medic found healing in thru-hiking.
Buying the Inheritance Pass? Better write it into your will.
These packs look simple, but making them work on the trail can be complex.
In this film based on a true incident on Mount Washington, particulars are off but the message is hope.
When it started pouring, good rain gear and a great sense of humor brought this trip to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Those familiar aches that arise from hauling a heavy pack can force you into bad posture and take all the fun out of hiking. Fight load fatigue by strengthening the muscles that surround your spine, hips, and shoulders
Cryptocurrency and the technology around it has gained a reputation as an environmental disaster. Armed with computer savvy and more efficient tech, a new class of conservation groups think it could be a force for good.
She spent her last day on the job interpreting the park for visitors.
The pain I experience while thru-hiking draws me back to the present and makes me more aware of my privilege
This hidden gem of a thru-hike shows off all the Ozarks have to offer.