Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Another fantastic campsite. Great weather again. Here are views looking up from my tent. Majestic. I’d been steadily descending from the snowy heights. Vegetation now changing rapidly. My only health worry was hot foot. Would I […]
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There’s a lot to be said for having the gear necessary to keep yourself alive in a SHTF scenario. Fire, flood, hurricane, civil unrest…you simply never know what might happen and how long it could take to restore order and civil services. Having basic survival gear on hand and at the ready could be the […]
One of the most iconic hikes in Colorado, the 4 Pass Loop trail, extends from the Snowmass wilderness, near Aspen, CO, across four 12,000 ft. passes, stretching 28 miles through the most beautiful scenery and rugged landscape we have ever experienced. I am a 25 year old female, fairly new to backpacking, so you may […]
For those of you who might not know yet, I’m excited to announce I’m heading to Nepal this Tuesday (April 23rd, 2019)! The plane departs the same day as the day I started the Pacific Crest Trail four years ago, symbolic timing made more auspicious by the friend who will be joining me… Bradley! And […]
Whether you’re a novice hiker looking to hit the trail for the first time or a wilderness woman upping the ante on your current outdoor adventures, assembling the perfect backpacking kit can be a monumental and often overwhelming task. Not only are there literally thousands of backpacks and boots and tents to choose from, but […]
I have a friend whose backpacking kitchen is only a single small Titanium mug and a folding Esbit stove. He pretty much always cooks the same one pot meal. By the end of a trip he is pretty tired of it, but his set weighs little and he doesn’t spend a lot of time cooking. […]
Getting your pack ready for a trip outside
We have learned, living in the west, that it is hardER to be spontaneous…. and I blame social media! OK you may think I am a hypocrite for saying this, because yes I use Instagram and on a very rare occasion Facebook. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely glad that people are getting outside and […]
An Experience in Backcountry Eating Story and Photos by Philip Gunderson Over spring break, I headed into the woods to get away from the stress of capstone, job search, and senior semester. It was the longest backpacking trip I’ve done, and I wanted to document the role that food plays in surviving four days in […]
March in Alaska is a funny time. The days start to get longer, the snow starts to melt, you feel the warmth of the sunshine for the first time in what feels like forever… and you start to get a little stir crazy. Well, I do anyways. Winter is so lovely but so so so […]
[photos at bottom of post] During my first few days in Canada, I learn that 1) bear cannisters are surprisingly hard to find, 2) bear cannisters are really expensive, and 3) even just breathing in Vancouver is expensive. Eventually, I walk out of MEC (some gigantic warehouse type outdoor store Canadians seem to love) footing […]
Lets step things up a notch, so [insert drum roll] here is the first Adventurous Will gear review. Let’s start with one of my favourites and also one which has already been mentioned a few times in the blog so far. The MSR Windburner Product: Windburner Made by: MSR (Mountain Safety Research) Purchased from: Cotswold […]
A rapid boil set-up for hot water—in 2 minutes.
A short one with Claire, Jo and families over Loughrigg Fell from Rydal. Loughrigg was the first walk Claire and I did together almost 30 years ago We definitely don’t look that old…. Do we? Fab cave to start us all off… Brewing up on Jon’s new toy: a Jetboil. Look it up… After Loughrigg […]
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