Skip the dog pictures: these nine ‘grammers focus on women-led outdoor adventure.
This week, BACKPACKER is putting the focus on the women of hiking. Guest editor Kassondra Cloos explains why that matters.
This duo melds their passion for music and the outdoors by bringing their instruments into the backcountry.
A childhood Outward Bound trip inspired Perry Cohen to create one of America’s first queer and transgender guiding services. Now, he wants to change the outdoor industry.
In Arizona, the National Park Service and the Navajo government are building a better way to run a park.
The U.S. may have pioneered land protection, but Scotland leads the charge when it comes to accessing wild terrain. Can we learn from one of the most hikeable countries on Earth?
Hiking in the Instagram era gives your followers great memories, but can rob you of your own. Our scout takes a break from the social hamster wheel—and likes it.
The Navajo Nation and four other tribes are going to court to restore Bears Ears National Monument's original boundaries. If they fail, it could change American public lands forever.
Wild places can be a space for reflection and healing. By shrinking protected lands, writes Rob Vessels, Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking that from us.
A warming climate is transforming grizzlies' diets. Will it endanger their future?
Though certain places are more famous for fall foliage, you can find fiery color all over the Lower 48. Use this map to see when each region typically peaks and what leaves you can expect.
Has the AT’s party culture gone too far? Bill Donahue joins the trail’s biggest blowout to find out.
The best way to leaf-peep is by boat—as long as you don't end up in court.
Fifty miles a day for 45 days. No crew. Joe McConaughy’s AT thru-hike was one for the record (and history) books.
Smokejumpers drop into some of the purest, most isolated wilderness in the country to fight summer wildfires. During four years on the front lines, Thomas Haney used his camera and words to capture the essence of the job, the vastness of its reach, and the moments and places that make it unlike any other.
In "A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends," a writer recalls how the national parks helped him heal from a tragedy.
Sacred paths the world over help hikers discover deeper truths about the world and themselves. But what truly makes a path transformative? Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan treks a new 170-mile loop in Montana in search of the pilgrimage she needs.
When one of the winningest ultrarunners in the sport set out to break the AT's supported record, the path's elder statesmen gave him one piece of advice: respect the trail. Eight years later, a new documentary shows why.
Most thru-hikers use blogs and Facebook to stay in touch with home. Miyagi used watercolors.
We delight in revealing your favorite trail, lake, or campsite—and your hidden place is better off for it.
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The World Bank has invested $2 million in creating a long path in the West Bank. Can hiking help where politics have failed?