Sleep In The Dirt

Loss Aversion: A California Coast Bikepacking Tale

Essays From the Field
"With limited options at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, I decided to pay a visit to the apartment complex’s garbage room, where I hoped to find materials to remedy this foolish mistake. I found a few size D batteries, which I fashioned to the sides of the pannier rack with electrical tape so the bags would have a larger margin of space from the wheel. The wider the rack, the further the panniers would lie from the wheel." Read the rest

The Greater Yellowstone Traverse

Essays From the Field
"This past winter I have been busy in collaboration with my friend and hiking partner Josh Tippett (aka Cheesebeard) creating what we have dubbed the Greater Yellowstone Traverse. We will start in southern Montana’s Absaroka Wilderness and head south through Yellowstone, the Tetons, the Gros Ventre Wilderness, and finally the Wind River Range." Read the rest

Family Bikepacking Through the Baja

Essays From the Field
"Parents who are considering a family bikepacking adventure have a lot to consider - there is a lot at stake! We want our kids to be safe, happy, and inspired for further family trips. And we want to have fun along the way too. Here are five strategies to get your entire family out on their first bike camping adventures." Read the rest

Our 75 – Big Agnes’ Sponsored Section of the CDT

Essays From the Field
"To be back on the CDT in September, 2017 doing trail work with my co-workers and the founders of Big Agnes, was one of the most fulfilling moments of my life. More than anything I have done, the CDT forged me into the person I am today. It is a privilege to walk the CDT and share the responsibility of caring for it with the Big Agnes family." Read the rest