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What it's Like to Hike Mount Vinicunca, Peru's Rainbow Mountain
15 Film Photos From Hiking Vinicunca—Peru's Famed Rainbow Mountain

Deep in the Peruvian Andes exists an ancient land of unbelievable natural beauty, if you're willing to work for it

5 Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer
5 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer (Post COVID)

Use these helpful guides to plan your next trip now, and find yourself among nature once the stay-at-home order lifts

10 Gear Essentials for Beginner Backpackers
The 10 Best Products for Beginner Backpackers & Minimalist Campers

Well-designed sleep systems, cookware, apparel, and more, now up to 80% at the REI Co-op Sale

A Hiker's Guide to Beehive Lakes, a Treasured North Idaho Trail
North Idaho's Worst Kept Secret Needs to Be on Your To-Hike List

Trip tips, gear essentials, and 10 do's & don'ts for backpacking in Idaho's legendary Selkirk Mountains

16 Epic Photos of Exploring Norway's Fjords & Mountains in Fall
16 Epic Photos of Exploring West Norway's Fjords & Mountains in Fall

Reflecting on a culture deeply steeped in outdoor traditions while exploring fjords and traversing mountainsides in Western Norway

A Backpacker's Guide to the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop
A First Timer's Guide to Backpacking One of California's Most Epic Trails

Trip report, gear essentials, and do's and don'ts for hiking this lightly traveled yet tough Eastern Sierra trail

Hiking Eastern Oregon's Beautiful & Remote Elkhorn Crest Trail
A Backpacker's Guide to Eastern Oregon's Remote Elkhorn Crest Trail

Six hours east of Portland exists an alpine paradise of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and unpredictable weather

Three Design-Driven Knit Hiking Boots for Shoulder Season
The 3 Best Knit Hiking Boots for Men & Women

Futuristic footwear made with sock-like knit uppers for superior support and comfort both on the trail and in the city

A Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Legendary Four Pass Loop
A Local's Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Iconic Four Pass Loop

Film photography, gear essentials, and do's & don'ts for managing crowds and finding solitude on Aspen’s most legendary backcountry trail

A Local's Guide to Backpacking Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
A Local's Guide to Backpacking Mount Assiniboine, Canada's Iconic Matterhorn

Stunning film photography, gear essentials, and do's & don'ts for backpacking one of Canada's most legendary backcountry trails

Do's & Don'ts for Backpacking California's Epic John Muir Wilderness
13 Film Photos Prove the John Muir Wilderness Is a Backpacker's Dream

A 4th of July escape from Yosemite crowds deep in the high alpine lake lands of Sierra & Inyo National Forests

On Patagonia, Film Photography, and the Beauty of the Unknown
A Photo Essay on Patagonia, Shooting Film, and the Beauty of the Unknown

A journey to the end of the Earth reveals breathtaking alpine views & reflections on the value of optimism in the face of uncertainty

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