We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Tent

Essays From the Field
My first big adventure with my wife entailed bikepacking 540 miles across the Rocky Mountains. For those 15 days of humbling and rewarding, cycling bliss on the Colorado Trail, Donna and I learned countless lessons along the way. Arguably, the most important one of all was how to coexist... Read the rest

Beyond my own Backyard: Selkirk Traverse

Essays From the Field

Wet, exhausted and on the brink of utter demoralization we take refuge under a cluster of trees on a ridgeline as the snow continues its relentless accumulation. Joey Sackett, Zeppelin Zeerip and I look at each other, faces slackened with fatigue. We are five days in on what is supposed …

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Winter Camping Like a Pro

Essays From the Field

Winter camping isn’t as treacherous as you might imagine. If you pack the right gear and sustenance, and understand the basics of staking out a tent in the snow, you’ll be solid. Our best advice is to go with someone who’s done it before to really get your bearings within …

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The Story Behind the Story

Essays From the Field
How do you share your adventure stories with friends? Blogs, social media, good old fashioned around-the-campfire storytelling? When our friend Patrice La Vigne wrote and published her first travel memoir, Between Each Step: A Married Couple’s Thru Hike on New Zealand’s Te Araroa, we knew we had to get the story behind the story. Read the rest