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Japanese Alps Hiking Guide: Everything You Need to Know
Everything You Need to Know About Hiking the Northern Japanese Alps

North of Tokyo in the Nagano, Toyama, and Gifu prefectures, the peaks collectively known as the Hida Mountains or Japanese Alps are a hiker's dream

New Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound Pack & Tent Are a Thru-Hike Dream
Hyperlite Mountain Gear's New Pack & Tent Are a Thru-Hiker's Dream

Combined with the Maine-based brand’s new down quilt, the new 40-liter backpack and two-person tent create the ultimate "big 3" backcountry system

20 Photos from a Bushwhack Backpacking Trip Through the High Sierra
20 Photos from a Bushwhack Backpacking Trip Through California's High Sierra

If you're willing to venture off-trail (and up and down 10,000 feet of mountain passes), you can have California's popular hiking region to yourself

Hiking the Arizona Trail: A Complete Guide to the AZT
A Complete Hiking Guide to the Arizona Trail

Extending from the Mexico border to Utah, the 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail is a challenge for any hiker—this guide should help that

13 Great Day Hikes Near Portland, Oregon for a Quick Escape
13 Great Day Hikes for a Quick Escape Near Portland, Oregon

Waterfalls, scrambles, leisurely hikes, and more, explore the rich nature that surrounds Oregon's largest city

Q&A: Colin O'Brady on Walking Over Antarctica, Meditating, & New Book
Adventurer Colin O'Brady on Walking Across Antarctica, Meditating, & His New Book

In "The 12-Hour Walk," the world record-holding explorer argues that a salve for mental fog and anxiety is to go for a very, very long walk

New LifeStraw Go Insulated Bottles Filter Water & Reduce Plastic Waste
This Filtering Water Bottle Is Your Ticket to Better International Travel

With its namesake filter, these stainless steel bottles make sketchy streams and public water taps safe while traveling abroad and close to home

Hammock Tent Guide: Everything to Know About This Clever Camping Tool
The Complete Guide to Camping with a Hammock Tent

Versatile, comfortable, and easy to use, hammock tents are growing in popularity among all campers, from weekend warriors to hardcore thru-hikers

"It Was Good" Photo Book Celebrates Type Two Fun in the High Sierra
Photo Book "It Was Good" Celebrates Type Two Fun in California's High Sierra Range

New 352-page hardcover by self-taught photographer & mountaineer Josh Endres documents 10 years worth of high alpine adventure

23 Film Photos From 72 Hours of Adventure in South Dakota
Photo Essay: 72 Hours in South Dakota, an Overlooked Mecca of Adventure

A long weekend travel guide to some of America’s most striking (and accessible) landscapes in the Black Hills, Badlands National Park, and beyond

8 Best Lightweight Camping Cots for a Better Night Sleep Outdoors
The 8 Best Cots for Backpacking and Lightweight Camping

These highly-packable designs make getting a good night's rest under the stars easier than ever, without the noise and feel of an air pad

In Defense of Heavy Hiking Gear
In Defense of Heavy Gear: An Anti-Ultralight Op-Ed

As the ultralight trend continues to build momentum and evangelists, let us not forget the bulky, burdensome equipment that got us here

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