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Chasing Waterfalls in the Desert

 The waterfalls weren’t there an hour ago. Earlier this morning we awoke from our bivouac under the towering sandstone walls of The Maze, a remote labyrinth of deep canyons in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. We’d noticed a drop in the…

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7 Tips for Fall Camping

Seven Fall Camping Tips That crisp autumn air in your nostrils, the soft crunch of fallen leaves, the golden glow of an early sunset, less people, fewer bugs…camping in the fall is the best. Whether embarking on a late-season backpacking trip…

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Backpacking TV: What to Pack

You might be quietly sobbing over the end of summer, but fear not. As nearly any backpacker will tell you, fall is really where it’s at. The colors are spectacular, the crowds a bit thinner, and the temperatures so perfect,…

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Video: Ode to fall camping

This time of year, it’s easy to slow down, stay in doors, and generally miss out on time you could otherwise be spending outside. Fewer people, no bugs, crisp mornings and warm days are just some of the reasons to…

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How to Backpack with Toddlers

My best friend Heidi and I laid all the gear on the living room floor while August, Heidi’s two year old son, danced through the piles, asking if he could eat the snickers bar that was going into our food…

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Backpacking TV: Trail Etiquette

Visit the web page for Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34), through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and you will discover that it, “offers visitors thrilling views, wildlife sightings and spectacular alpine wildflower exhibitions, all from the comfort of their…

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Fly Fishing the West

I opened the back of my truck to pull out the fly rods and waders when I heard an eruption of giggles coming from the front cab. Being a photographer in the fly fishing industry doesn’t lend itself to being…

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Backpacking TV: How to Get a Great Sleep While Backpacking

Our recent infographic on sleeping well outdoors was our take on some key elements to getting a great night’s rest under the stars. Now it’s Backpacker TV’s turn to drop their insights, reinforcing some of our points and adding few others to help you further. And…

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8 Dirtbag Life Hacks You Need To Know

Ever found yourself getting odd looks because you’re brushing your teeth in a public restroom? Or cooking up dinner on your car bumper? We do funny things when we’re trying get more of the outdoor adventures we love—whether it’s climbing,…

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