Andrew Skurka talks about outdoor essentials and guided hiking.
The PCTA is tired of finding the messes you left on the trail. Here’s the right way to poop in the woods.
As we’re in the midst of our own family adventure traveling around the world , I can’t help but think of an family adventure I went on nearly four decades ago into the wilds of Colorado.
Even the most experienced outdoor adventurers can use digital tools to help bridge the gap between potential catastrophe and survival. When I hiked the John Muir Trail, I carried my iPhone, using it mostly in conjunction with my Spot Connect GPS to record my position so my family would know I was safe — or if I wasn’t.
Alison Nadler hiked the John Muir Trail in August 2014. Her trail reports are great reading.
I carried 30 pounds or less for the two weeks I hiked the JMT. But some people I met doing an overnight to Mt. Whitney carried significantly more than that. It doesn’t have to be that way, people.