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Bag It Up: Help keep the backcountry permit-free with responsible poop...

By Jason D. Martin Poop. Yep. That’s right. Poop. That’s what all the cool kids are talking about these days. Or perhaps, more specifically, the cool...

Fall 2018 photo gallery

 

A yoga pose for carrying loads

Chest opener for backpackers By Luca Williams As I plan my annual backpack trip, I think about what lured me to backpacking in the first place....

Hiking Guide: A trio of trails in NCNP

Story and photos by Craig Romano The North Cascades National Park complex contains some of the largest roadless tracts remaining in the lower 48. Stunning...

Seven days of alpine adventure through the heart of the North...

Story and photos by Jason Griffith It’s hard to find a place in the lower 48 as wild as the tangled valleys at the head...

Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park

Book excerpt by Lauren Danner North Cascades National Park is unlike any national park that came before it. Its advocates wanted to preserve it as...

How to bring ultra light thru hiking ideas to shorter trips

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster I first hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in 2014, and it’s safe to say I packed just...

Summer 2018 NCNP gallery

   

A national park of roadless wilderness

“What wilderness we decide to save within the next critical decade or two of decision-making will be all we will ever have. Probably it...

Dream job: Local authors pair beer and hiking trails

By Oliver Lazenby Five years ago, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood noticed a lack of travel guides that combined their favorite things – hiking trails...