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

How Conditions on the CDT Converted Me Back to a Mummy-Style Sleeping Bag

Product Reviews
"I climbed into the Orno and was immediately glad I’d decided to make the switch. Aside from being rated 10 degrees warmer than the quilt, the design of the bag made it one of the most comfortable night's sleep I’d had on the trail up to that point. I thought I’d find the tapered mummy design restrictive, but I found it roomy. The 3D foot box meant my feet could stretch out and move around freely." Read the rest