A group of researchers from University of California, Irvine investigated the link between SAR incidents, park visitation, and Twitter posts. Their conclusions could inform how hikers portray their own adventures—and view those of others—online
The "Ten Essentials"—ten items supposedly necessary for a safe hike—are a widely-accepted dogma in backpacking. But they don't necessarily stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests.