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ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
by Al Shaver
BPL subscriber, Al Shaver, will attempt to break the JMT speed record for an unsupported hike without resupply. He starts on the full moon, September 7th. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Wise Women Go Light, Part 1
by Jean Rogers and Sue Wright
The first in a series of three articles chronicling the experiences of hiking buddies Jean and Sue as they begin on the journey to lightweight backpacking. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Backpacking Light Editor, Don Wilson, on the PCT this Summer
by Carol Crooker
Mojave, CA (June 12) to Ashland, OR (August ?) - say Hello! Read More...
ARTICLES Places Photo Essays
Members Only Backpacking Scotland - Dealing With the Wet and Cold (Photo Essay & Gear List)
by Chris Townsend
What kinds of gear and clothing are optimal for wet, windy, and cold Scottish weather? Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes from the Field - SuperUltraLight in November on the Flagstaff Peaks, Arizona
by Carol Crooker
Was just 5 pounds of gear enough to keep our warm-weather-acclimatized Arizonian cozy into the 20s? Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Bushwhacking in the Canyons of Grand Gulch, Utah
by Carol Crooker
Can a SUL pack survive intense bushwhacking? Read More...
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Members Only Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Hammocking on the Black Forest Trail in Pennsylvania
by Carol Crooker
Perspectives from the Black Forest Trail in Pennsylvania, with commentary on gear and techniques to stay warm in a hammock with less than five pounds of gear. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Ken and Marcia Powers First to Through-hike the American Discovery Trail
by Carol Crooker
The 4900 mile ADT bisects the continental US from east to west. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight in the Cascades with a Sub-4-pound Pack
by Doug Johnson
Perspectives from the field, with commentary on gear and technique for high mileage backpacking with a sub-4-pound base weight pack. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Several Thousand Steps on the PCT
by Ken Maddox
Lightweight gear and food, and lessons learned along two hundred miles of the PCT from B to C (Bend, Oregon to the Columbia River). Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes from the Field: SuperUltraLight Tarp vs. Hammock in the High Uintas
by Carol Crooker
Perspectives from the field, with commentary and comparison of gear and technique for tarp and hammock camping at 40 °F. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes From the Field: SuperUltraLight Hammock Camping
by Carol Crooker
Perspectives from the field, with commentary on gear and technique for hammock camping with less than five pounds of gear. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Notes from the Field
Members Only Notes from the Field: High, Dry, and SuperUltraLight in Arizona
by Carol Crooker
Perspectives from the field, with commentary on gear and technique from a 10k high camp near Mount Humphries with less than five pounds of gear. Read More...
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Notes from the Field: Arizona Canyoneering, SuperUltraLight Style
by Carol Crooker
Field notes on perspectives from the field, with commentary on gear and technique in the canyons of the desert southwest. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Almost to Katahdin: Appalachian Trail Section Hike to the Kennebec River
by Don Johnston and Dave Johnston
Section hiking progress towards the 2000 mile patch by Don "Photon" and Dave Johnston. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Photo Essays
PHOTO ESSAY: Navajo Canyon, Arizona
by Carol Crooker
BPL Staffers enjoy a rare opportunity to explore Arizona's Navajo Canyon. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Featured Routes
Classic Denali: Climbing America's Highest Peak (Part 1, Summit Day Narrative)
by Richard McDrew & Dennis Swanson
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ARTICLES Places Featured Routes
Members Only Classic Denali: Climbing America's Highest Peak (Part 2, Gear Notes)
by Richard McDrew & Dennis Swanson
Backpacking Light Magazine grant winners balance safety and gear weight on America's highest peak. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Hot Weather Hiking – A Family Hike in the Grand Canyon
by Don Wilson
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ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Summer Alpine Ice Climbing in Montana's Beartooth Mountains
by Ryan Jordan and Alan Dixon
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ARTICLES Places Featured Routes
A Westerner's Weekend on the Appalachian Trail
by Ryan Jordan
A Westerner's Weekend on the Appalachian Trail Read More...

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