Hiking a long trail is a challenge no matter who you are. But not everyone is equally able to make the compromises it requires.
Gear keeps getting lighter and better—but there are some products we refuse to give up. Three hikers explain why.
Winter backpacking requires an entirely different strategy than hiking in the summer. Get ready for it with these five expert picks, including a tent, a stove, a sleeping bag, and more.
Through two breakups, career changes, and more, the Beaten Path has been a welcome constant—and a yardstick for just how much everything else has shifted.
Take a long hike, and you’ll find yourself falling in with people decades older and younger than you. There’s good reason for that.
Stay found, shaded, and hydrated with this hot-weather kit.
Electronics can make our hikes easier and more safe. But we may have gone too far.
These products will keep you protected and prepared on high-alpine treks.
Featherweight gear takes a lot of the pain out of carrying a load. But when it breaks in the middle of a long hike, it puts that pain right back in again.
Stay comfortable amid the sun and sand with these products.