Ready to take the leap from car camping and day hikes to overnight backpacking? Feel prepared for your first multi-day backcountry adventure with advice from our trail experts written specifically with the new backpacker in mind. We'll teach you the beginner skills you need to plan your trip, pack appropriately, navigate the trail, hike with kids, set up your campsite, poop in the woods and more.
It can't all be sunsets and bear encounters. Thru-hikers spend most of their time doing one thing: walking.
Most thru-hikers are careful about LNT rules—but a few scofflaws can make us all look bad.
Thru-hiking lingo isn’t just code, it’s a window into how people backpack.
Work! Altitude! Traffic! Sometimes it seems like the universe is conspiring against your hiking plans. Here's how to subdue those hazards and 18 other trip killers to keep your weekends sacred.
Are the difficulties of taking a toddler on a 200-mile hike worth the rewards?
Practice mindfulness to experience the healing of nature from home.
Gear up for the United States' toughest long path with these expert picks.
An early-season snow sends a hiker into delicate territory.
A forgotten WAG bag leads to a smelly situation on Mt. Whitney.
Doing a number two outside can be a fraught topic for kids. But it doesn't have to be.