Several hikes share a confession, and we're here to dole out penance—and advice.
From the northern lights to glacial crevasses, science meets spectacle in these fascinating features.
Have a tale from the AT? We want you to give us a call—literally.
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
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Like the backcountry in the summer? You'll love it in the winter. Take your first steps into the world of backcountry skiing the safe and fun way with this advice from Backpacker.
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Whether you want to hike 25 miles in a day or simply focus on the scenery and not your sore legs, getting fit before you hit the trail will improve your every step. We asked the pros how to get healthy—and stay that way.
Floods, falls, ornery wildlife: Find out if you have what it takes to survive a desert dayhike gone wrong.
Stay safe and move efficiently on loose, steep terrain.
Hear the story of the youngest adventurers ever to complete the Triple Crown in a calendar year, straight from the source.
Some parks will still require reservations.