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"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

25 LGBTQ+ Outdoor Groups Supporting & Celebrating Diversity in Nature
25 LGBTQ+ Outdoor Groups to Support During Pride and Beyond

International and regional organizations, nonprofits, and collectives celebrating and supporting LGBTQIA+ campers, climbers, hikers, and more

Photo Essay: A Multi-Generational Visit to Yellowstone National Park
15 Film Photos From a Multi-Generational Visit to Yellowstone National Park

With a last-minute booking, one photographer visits America's most famous national park for the first time—with his grandfather along as guide

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

Ultralight Backpacking: How I Learned to Embrace UL Hiking Philosophy
How Embracing an Ultralight Mentality Changed My Whole Perspective on Hiking

A deep dive into the world of lightweight and ultralight backpacking, and why you should embrace the "less is more" philosophy, too

Laugavegur Trail: All You Need to Know About Iceland's Famous Trek
Everything You Need to Know About Hiking Iceland's Famous Laugavegur Trail

Spanning 34 miles in southern Iceland, this beloved route serves as a more adventurous alternative to the heavily touristed Ring Road

Geodesic Dome Guide: From EPCOT to Everest, Hippie to Yuppie
How One Great Inventor Changed the World With a Geodesic Camping Tent

From utopian architecture and biodynamic systems to camping equipment, how designer Bucky Fuller's greatest creation changed the modern world

A 100-Mile Reunion Hike Along the Rugged Arizona Trail
Photo Essay: A Grand Reunion on the Rugged Arizona Trail

After a decade apart and amid pandemic upheaval, two old friends reconnect on 100 miles of the famed Arizona National Scenic Trail (aka the AZT)

Best Sustainable Backpacking Meals: Minimize Waste in the Backcountry
A Responsible Buyer's Guide to Zero-Waste Backpacker Meals

No-or-low-waste camping meals and backpacking food does exists. Here's what to look for, how to avoid greenwashing, plus five companies to support

5 Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer
5 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer

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

Q&A: Pattie Gonia on Leadership, Social Media, and Outdoor Advocacy
Pattie Gonia on Nature's Queerness and Rebuilding Their Relationship to the Outdoors

How Wyn Wiley inadvertently launched an intense personal and public journey for a more equitable outdoors via "professional homosexual" Pattie Gonia

How Senchi Designs Launched an Ultralight Fleece Phenomenon
Senchi Designs' Ultralight Fleeces are Well-Worth the Underground Hype

Beloved by thru-hikers and sold out in seconds, this Portland, OR-based cut-and-sew brand is keeping the garage-grown gear tradition alive and well

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