Looking for end of year ways to be charitable? Considering donating to one or more of the following 18 national and local organizations that support our trails, promote outdoor stewardship, and conserve our wild places. As outdoor adventurers it’s our duty to support these groups!
Do gloomy winter days get you down? This time of year doesn’t have to be glum! I’m a firm believer that staying active not only benefits your physical health but your mental health as well. Here are my tips for surviving the winter and having a fun time while doing it!
Prepackaged dehydrated meals in the backcountry are quick and easy, but did you know you can make healthier homemade food for a fraction of the cost? Here are three of my favorite recipes for delicious, nutritious, easy-to-fix meals for outdoor adventuring.
Disappointment over my failed JMT attempt was replaced by excitement when I somehow lucked into Whitney day hike permits AND clearing smoke conditions. Standing on top of the Whitney summit at 14,505′ with my dad and stepmom right next to me was proof that life rarely unfolds exactly as planned.
And just like that, one of my biggest dreams was over. Hiking the John Muir Trail this year just wasn’t meant to be. All I can do now is remember the amazing 8 days I had on the trail. I met incredible people, I saw gorgeous country, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I sure hope to return!
Weighing in at 2lb 5oz fully packed, the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is one of the lightest 2-person tents on the market. If you’re looking for a fantastic ultralight backpacking tent and aren’t afraid of spending a little extra cash to get it, I give the Fly Creek UL 2 a very enthusiastic TrailChick approval!