Backpacking the John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail Backpacking

Perhaps no other area offers backpackers such diversity, natural beauty and technical challenge than hiking the John Muir Trail, (JMT). Considered one of the most scenic trails in the country it’s 220 miles long with 11 passes ranging from 9,700 to 13, 600 feet; including Mt. Whitney the highest peak of the contiguous United States. … Read more

Backpacking the Southwest – Trip Tips

Southwest backpacking

The American Southwest offers backpackers a unique experience.  Beautiful vistas, wildlife and swift changing weather draw thousands of outdoor adventurers every year. One area that is remote and pristine is the San Juan Wilderness in the Rio Grande National Forest. Accessible just south of Plataro, Colorado the San Juan Wilderness is home to the Epic … Read more