1,300 miles, 5 months, and 1 camera These videos are so crazy beautiful. :-) Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (via Matador)
Watch the Caltopo Overview Video on YouTube I started using Caltopo.com to plan and document all of my hikes and backpacking trips about a year ago after my friend Matt (Matt’s Hikes) recommended it on the approach hike to Peak Above the Nubble. Matt raved about Caltopo’s ability to print out custom maps using the 1:24000 […]
:-( The bodies of 31 hikers have been found near the top of Japan’s Mount Ontake a day after a sudden volcanic eruption. … The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted without warning on Saturday … BBC … Continue reading ?
Joe Comuzzi and I taught the AMC’s Map and Compass Course again last weekend at Harvard Cabin in Pinkham Notch, a 2-day class which combines a morning of instruction with two hikes to practice off-trail compass and navigation skills. The instruction includes some lecture time and individual and group problem solving, before we head outside and […]
As a side sleeper, I’ve struggled to sleep comfortably in mummy shaped sleeping bags for years. They’re usually too tight around the shoulders and legs for me to roll onto my side. So I was intrigued when I learned about NEMO’s new spoon-shaped...Show More Summary
Misti at 5822m (19,101ft) is one of the easiest, most visible, most popular, most accessible high summits in the world. It is recommended for all self-sufficient hikers. If you tolerate cold & altitude symptoms, the ascent is little trouble in … Continue reading ?
Goal Zero is going to email me when this device is available – Autumn 2014. … it requires no rubber plugs on the ports and makes them so water resistant that you can spray the unit off if it gets … Continue reading ?
VALLEY UPRISING is the much-anticipated documentary from Sender Films about the epic history of climbing in Yosemite National Park and the counterculture roots of outdoor sports. Narrated by Peter Sarsgaard, the film features digitally-animated archival photography, spectacular climbing footage and … Continue reading ?
You can probably guess what I’m going to say. It’s DEERE season again and you should wear blaze orange if you plan to hike in areas where hunters (or heavy equipment operators guarding their backhoes) are likely to be present. Blaze Orange Clothing for Hikers It’s surprisingly difficult to find good (not cotton) blaze orange hiking […]
We’ve moved and updated our Colca information page. :-) A trip to Colca Canyon is recommended for all hikers, regardless of ability and experience. It offers superb day hiking and immensely popular 2-day trips. Hard core hikers will love a … Continue reading ?
The majority of people who could benefit from carrying lighter weight gear balk when it comes to weighing everything in their packs and creating a spreadsheet. It’s a big time committment and it’s not clear that the results are meaningful for many people. The Five Gallon Challenge shows people the benefits of carrying less backpacking […]
This looks great. I’ll try to find a copy in Kathmandu. When Jono Lineen‘s brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the … Continue reading ?
Kris and I were well on our way to sumitting West Hitchcock, our fourth Hitchcock in one day, when we let down our guard and used our eyes to navigate instead of our compasses. It’s such a simple mistake, but people do it all the time. Most White Mountain hikers have never heard of the Hitchcocks, even […]
I wear the same clothes on every three-season hike I take. Well, not exactly the same identical clothes, but I always wear a RailRiders Madison River Shirt, RailRiders Eco-Mesh Pants, and Under Amour Heatgear underwear. I like the layout...Show More Summary
Don't throw away your daypack. Repair it instead. Learn how in this short two minute video.
Have you heard of the Sunshine Coast Trail? … a 180-kilometre trail that stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay. … … this epic trail now boasts (12 shelters) …, making it the only free hut-to-hut hiking … Continue reading ?
We’ve moved and updated our Cerro Castillo (Castle Mountain) information page. At 2675m (8776ft) Cerro Castillo is the highest peak in the central Patagonian Andes. We recommend 4 days, 3 nights. The nearest airport is Coihaique, about 75km away. Though accessible … Continue reading ?
Click for an interactiive version of the Royce-Speckled Mountain Loop (map) on Caltopo.com The Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness is arguably the best kept secret in the White Mountain National Forest. Located entirely in Maine, it...Show More Summary
by site editor Rick McCharles Today I reprint my trip report from 2004. ___ The main reason I travelled to South America was attending the marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds. Actually, it was to hike Fitz Roy … Continue reading ?
The REI Dash 2 is the lightest weight 2 person tent that REI has ever sold. Weighing just 2 pounds 7 ounces (not including stakes or stuff sacks), it is a double walled tent with a conventional hubbed poleset, two doors, and two vestibules. But the design of this tent with its aerodynamic fly, high […]