Another great instructional video by REI on how to read a topographic map – an essential skill when heading into any wilderness area.
Some very basic, but very helpful guidelines on how to pack a backpack from the experts at REI. Also check out our Multi-day Hiking Checklist to make sure you don’t leave any essentials behind.
One of the great stories from the golden age of mountaineering is the account of the first near-ascent of Denali, the highest peak in North America at 6190m. Late in the 19th-century, the blanks in […]
I remember my first overnight backpacking trip so well: I was a student, 21-years old and the only thing that exceeded my testosterone levels was my enthusiasm to make sure everybody else had food-envy. Our […]