Whether you’re visiting a mountain town or moving in, it’s only natural to want the natives to accept you. But how far out of your comfort zone are you willing to go to get there?
With map and compass in hand, world-class navigators take to the Estonian forest to compete at the World Orienteering Championships. Who has what it takes to complete this race?
Whether you’re up for a two-minute phone call or a two-hour meeting, follow these tips to save the lands you love.
No, it's not allowed (or a good idea) everywhere. But find the right spot, and navigating off trail can open up the wilderness in a whole new way.
Our scout bucks conventional wisdom and guns for a 14,000-foot summit by sundown—instead of sunrise.
How do you find the best secret spots to take a dip? When is it OK to go naked? Backpacker answers all your summer swimming questions.