The lighter your pack, the faster you'll hike and the more ground you'll cover. Learn which ultra-light gear essentials to bring on light and fast days to keep your load light without leaving behind essential food, clothing or first-aid items.
Poles can prevent falls and stress injuries, particularly on rough terrain with big loads. But, the constant 'click click' can drive you nuts. They leave poked holes in soft trails, and on rock slabs trek pole tips skate dangerously. Here, a simple fix.
Learn what gear to ditch and what to keep so you don't sacrifice comfort. Plus, a little lightweight reading material.