Backpacking

Oregon Coast Trail Hiking Guide

Oregon Coast Trail Thru-Hiking Guide

Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail is like navigating through an eternal conflict between the forces of chaos and serenity. Those who hike it will find secrets few get to witness such as hidden caves and tide pools teeming with colorful sea life.

Oregon
4 person backpacking tents

8 Best 4-Person Backpacking Tents for 2020

While there aren’t many reputable four-person backpacking tents out there, the good news is you only need one. Thanks to our research, it should be pretty easy to find the perfect one for your adventurous band of four.

Gear

2020 Ultimate Guide to the Best Backpacking Stoves

With a compact and lightweight backpacking stove stashed in your pack, you can whip up a hot cup of coffee in the morning in less than five minutes. The same versatile stove can boil water for a dehydrated dinner at night, or you can earn your backcountry gourmet merit badge and do some real cooking.

Gear
aravaipa canyon wilderness hiking

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness: an Underrated Desert Oasis

We’ve hiked through a variety of Arizona canyon country over the last few years. Some of it crowded, like our mob-infested mid-October foray through Havasu Canyon. Some of it desolate, like the rugged solitude of the Eastern Superstitions. But our recent trip through Aravaipa Canyon was in a league all its own. Of all the descriptors we uttered while navigating the canyon, I think my buddy Dustin came up with the best one: “Underrated.”

Arizona