Sleep In The Dirt

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

A day in the life of a Thru-Hiker – Part 2

Essays From the Field
"The first few hours of hiking really sets the pace for the rest of the day. If you can get ten miles done by 10 a.m., then you are in a great position to either have a big mile day or have a very chill lunch and a decent day mileage-wise. I usually like to spend the first half of the day alone even when hiking with a group; it is a great time for self-reflection and dreaming of the future." Read the rest