Meet the ultimate GPS: simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts. Rocky Mountain Editor Steve Howe gives you the tour.
Explore the quieter side of Rocky Mountain National Park with writer Dougald MacDonald on this historically inspired route up Longs Peak.
BACKPACKER editors get muddy and bloody while ascending the slippery Lockwoods Chimney, a half-climbing-half-caving route cut deep into the craggy Welsh mountainside.
Assistant Map Editor Kim Phillips shows you how to us a GPS and digital camera to map your trail and document your hike in this video tutorial. Kim Phillips shows you how to us a GPS and digital camera to map your trail and document your hike in this video tutorial.
Follow writer Kelly Bastone on a long-forgotten trail on Yosemite North Rim's for eagle eye views of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, and more.
Four is not a crowd in this family-size featherweight.
Climbing with the Pros: Q&A with Dave Hahn, Ed Viesturs, the Whittakers, Melissa Arnot, and Seth Waterfall
Editor-in-Chief Jon Dorn discusses the past, present, and future of mountaineering with Everest's All-Star Team.
Are you ready for your best backcountry sleep ever? Carry less and sleep more with this light-and-luxe mattress.
Bright, light, and rechargeable--the perfect camp lantern is here. Green Editor Berne Broudy breaks down why this lamp made the EC cut. 2613919215001
Witness the world's worst weather as the BACKPACKER staff tackles wailing wind, slippery crags, and zero visibility in the high peaks of Wales' Snowdonia National Park. 2613861809001
BACKPACKER Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dorn shows you how to get the most out the British Isles' best seaside trek, the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
In this gear test, Shannon Davis jumps in three sleeping bags and we hose them down to see how each one handles high-force rain.