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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Cinnamon Monkey Bread
by Ken Larson
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 12
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 11
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 9
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 8
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 7
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 6
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 5
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 2
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
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Members Only Sunshine in the Deep South
by Eric Gjonnes
First update from Balls and Sunshine on their journey along the Appalachian Trail! Read More...
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Members Only Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
by Eric Gjonnes
The Starbursts are packed. What else could they need?! Read More...
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Members Only O Canada!
by Eric Gjonnes
The conclusion to Balls and Sunshine's 2011 PCT hike. Is the best yet to come? Read More...
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Sunshine in the Sierra
by Eric Gjonnes
Everything about the Sierra portion of the PCT was harder this year. Balls and Sunshine faced record-setting snow, low food, dangerous water crossings, injuries, and a markedly slower pace. Read More...
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We're Going to Disneyland!
by Eric Gjonnes
Investing in both daughters, preparing for the hike, and executing the first 700 miles has kept Eric busy. Sunshine's no slouch either! Read More...
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Eleven Years Old on the PCT
by Eric Gjonnes
Recently unemployed, with a daughter itching to complete a thru-hike, what's a dad to do? Get sponsors and yank her from school, of course! Read More...
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Metamorphosis #4: Monocle
by Nathan Boddy
It is amazing how removing so much from one's hands puts so much at one's fingertips. Read More...
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Metamorphosis #3: Walking the Edge
by Nathan Boddy
At the onset of my affiliation with Backpacking Light, my base weight stood at a whopping sixty pounds. After several months worth of hand-wringing and basic re-education in the art of backpacking, I'd dropped my base weight to nineteen pounds. Read More...
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Metamorphosis #2: A Change in Attitude
by Nathan Boddy
Compared to the expertise written into surrounding pages, a nineteen-pound base weight must look like an embarrassingly tight pair of pants. With another ten pounds in food and water, my thirty-pound pack still needs heavy trimming. Read More...
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Metamorphosis #1: Confessions of a Heavyweight Backpacker
by Nathan Boddy
At the trailhead, I saddle up: I don't carry my pack. It rides me. My steel-toed boots thunder along the trail, resonating tremors deep into the ground of high country tundra. My shirt clings heavily with perspiration, the soles of my feet cry out for air, and my shoulders ache for reprieve. My name is Nathan Boddy, and I have a backpacking problem. Read More...
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In Memoriam: John O'Mahoney (November 8, 1946 - March 10, 2008)
by Ryan Jordan
Backpacking Light founder and publisher Ryan Jordan shares memories of our friend, "JohnO." Read More...