All you need is a pair of dumbbells to prepare your quads, glutes, hamstrings, back, shoulders, and core for ski touring this winter.
It’s February, which means you’d better start reserving campsites for August now. We have a few tips for you.
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.
Protein helps your body maintain muscle mass, prevents next-day soreness, and sustains energy. Pack it in with these filling, recovery-boosting recipes.
Training the calves can reap huge benefits for knee and ankle health. These three calf exercises will help keep your lower body injury-free.
Sculptural rock formations and otherworldly passageways await when you descend below the rim. Here’s how to do so safely.
From location to decoration and everything in between, these tips will make your campsite the most tricked-out on the mountain.
Looking to climb some glaciated peaks this winter? These snow anchors will keep your rope team secure above drops or high-angled slopes.
Gauge your cardiovascular fitness to hone in on your training goals.
Creaky joints? Learn how to strengthen your knees with these supine leg lifts, best performed with 3- to 5-pound ankle weights.
Through thick and thin, health and injury, long slogs and zero days, your trail family will be there for you.
It’s not all in the legs. Strengthen your upper body to boost your balance and better control your poles and pack on rough terrain.
If you feel knee pain while hiking, don't ignore it. With these tips from a physical therapist, you can remedy and prevent injury.
Burning fuel in confined spaces can lead to lethal carbon monoxide poisoning.
This tempo workout strengthens your tendons and ligaments while creating long-lasting muscle endurance for injury-free hiking in season.
Winter is the perfect time to learn how to track animals. Get started with these tips.
Don't let your water bottle turn into ice on the trail. Keep it flowing with these tips.
An expert personal trainer shares tips on a post-hike recovery regimen that'll keep your trail legs strong.
Tasty enough for food bloggers, but portable enough for the trail: These homemade hiking snacks will quickly replace any pre-packaged bars from the store.
Wow your friends with this campfire cooking trick.
Sunny, warm days can actually be bitterly cold. The culprit? Wind chill. Here's how to calculate real-feel temps for windy hikes.
Stay upright no matter how icy or snowy the trail conditions get this winter. The key: carefully select what you're wearing on your feet.
Use these proven exercises to get in the best hiking shape of your life.
Get into the winter spirit with 11 custom recipes for the most classic backpacking dessert.
Don't get stuck in the mud. Learn to evaluate road hazards, overcome obstacles, and navigate the unpaved passages between your front door and your next adventure.
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In 5 months, a new class of thru-hikers will start the trip of a lifetime. If you hope to be one of them, there are a few things you should start doing now.
More than half of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers reported dealing with a bout diarrhea along the trail. Here's what you need to know to avoid the trots.
Everyday activities can put a strain on the complex muscles in your shoulder. Give them the care they need with these postures.
Class up your camp with these backpacker's crepes.
The Best Tips to Prepare You for Your High Elevation Vacation
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a painting? Nikki Frumkin walked us through watercolor art for backpackers.
Choosing which foods to eat in the wild can either make or break you. If you're starving and don't know what's safe to eat, follow this protocol.
Instant sweet potatoes and mini marshmallows make this a unique twist on pizza.
Cold injury can lead to disability or even gangrene and amputation. But advances in its treatment over the last few decades could be a big help.
Roasted marshmallows aren’t just for s’mores: Use them to top this delicious, easy berry treat.
Take the holidays outdoors with this easy, delicious menu.
Getting outdoors to give thanks doesn’t have to mean dehydrated meals.
This savory, protein-packed breakfast made with sweet potatoes and bacon is sure to put instant oats to shame.
Hikers are all about leg strength, but don’t forget about training your arms and shoulders in order to avoid aches on the trail.
Rushing rivers pose one of the backcountry’s biggest threats. Do you know how to cross safely—or when it’s best to not cross at all?
What's a surefire way to ruin a hike? A selfish hiking partner.
Build strength for loaded backpacking hill climbs and descents.
One hiker reflects on the backpacking lessons she learned during a particularly memorable first overnight.
Getting ill on the trail happens, and it can be scary. Here's how to prevent sickness and ride it out when it happens.