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ARTICLES People Historical & Documentary
Members Only Peace Pilgrim: Minimalist Trekker for World Peace
by Jeremy Pendrey
Mildred Norman Ryder intentionally transformed herself from a middle class homemaker to a virtually penniless promoter of peace. She called herself "Peace Pilgrim," and for almost thirty years she wandered North America on foot on a pilgrimage, carrying her only possessions in her pockets. Read More...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Pick Up Your Feet
by Ben Montgomery (with Eric Vann)
Grandma Gatewood was the first woman to solo-thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Her journey saved the trail and her legacy continues to shape the ultralight backpacking movement. Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
Podcast: Cameron McNeish and the Emotional Value of Wilderness Hiking
by Ron Craighead
Ron Craighead explores the emotional value of wilderness with author, adventurer, and magazine editor Cameron McNeish of Scotland. Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
PODCAST: Journey on the Wild Coast - The Newlywed Game
by Carol Crooker
Erin and Hig take part in Backpacking Light's version of the Newlywed Game and reveal themselves to us. Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
PODCAST: Journey on the Wild Coast - Vacation Spots for the Adventurous
by Carol Crooker
Got a week (or two) and a taste for adventure? Hig Higman and Erin McKittrick highlight hidden gems along the coast from Seattle to the Alaska Peninsula. Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
Podcast: Light in the Wild with Monte Dolack
by Ron Craighead
Ron Craighead interviews Montana artist Monte Dolack on growing up in the Big Sky State and on the Backpacking Light-commissioned fine art print, "Light in the Wild." Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life
by Carol Crooker
John Coffer is out of step with modern life - and that is just the way he likes it. Carol Crooker talks with John about his journey to contentment. Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
Podcast: Roman Dial on his Book, Packrafting!
by Ron Craighead
Ron Craighead interviews Roman Dial on the release of his new book, Packrafting! Read More...
ARTICLES People Podcasts
Podcast: The Fight to Permit Packrafting in the Grand Canyon
by Roman Dial and Carol Crooker
Carol Crooker interviews Roman Dial about his experience with the NPS for securing a permit to packraft the Grand Canyon. Read More...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Rick Dreher
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Lighting and Navigation Systems
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ARTICLES People Biographies
Ryan Jordan
by Publisher, Beartooth Mountain Press
Visit Ryan's Personal Website: RyanJordan.com Read More...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Steve Nelson
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Winter Systems
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ARTICLES People Profiles
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...
ARTICLES People Profiles
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...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
by Eric Gjonnes
The Starbursts are packed. What else could they need?! Read More...
ARTICLES People Historical & Documentary
The Original Ultralight Hikers: Seeking Wilderness Simplicity from Modern Day Nomads
by Douglas Durham
The Original Ultralight Hikers: Seeking Wilderness Simplicity from Modern Day Nomads Read More...
ARTICLES People Interviews
Unseen Africa: Francis Tapon’s Four Year Journey Circumnavigating Africa
by Ryan Jordan
Taking an ultralight mindset to Africa requires an adjustment, but the lessons learned and the experiences had in Africa are rarely matched. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
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...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Will Rietveld
by Backpacking Light Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel
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