Planning a visit to Colorado’s RMNP soon? There tons of things on your list- where to stay, where to hike, what to bring, etc. One of those things, for most people, is the likelihood of running into animals that are… Read More »Bears in Rocky Mountain National Park? What You Need to Know
On the far outside, these two terms don’t seem to have that much that separates them. But, once you start learning about outdoor pursuits and trying to choose trails for your next trip, the differences between backpacking and mountaineering become… Read More »Backpacking vs mountaineering: what’s the difference?
Yes. Just to avoid any ambiguity, the answer is yes – backpacking is very safe, and, in many ways, it’s safer than living in a big city. While there are still a bunch of different ways to get yourself injured… Read More »Is Backpacking Safe? What the Numbers Say
Your first backpacking trip will never be your most successful, but it will always be your most meaningful. That said, the more you learn before your trip begins, the better your chance of having a perfect first time is. With… Read More »First Time Backpacking? Remember These 10 Tips
Planning your next trip? Well maybe it should be backpacking! Backpacking is when you take everything you need to camp on your back and hike anywhere from 1 mile to thousands! You don’t have to be an expert to do… Read More »13 Reasons to Go on a Backpacking Trip
Backpacking is an incredible way to connect with nature, exercise, and escape the craziness of civilization. But, before you can go backpacking, you’ve got to be prepared. If you aren’t, you’re essentially gambling with your life; backpacking is safe, but… Read More »A complete backpacking gear checklist: what you need for every trip
Truth be told, camping or backpacking in bear country isn’t that different from camping and backpacking anywhere else. There are a few things you need to do, be aware of, and remember, though – and that’s why I put together… Read More »11 Tips for Camping in Bear Country
It’s easy to understand the unmatched level of connection with nature offered by backpacking. That said, there are a lot of people (like me a few years ago) who excitedly plan a backpacking trip without ever learning how to be… Read More »Backpacking Safety: Skills and Disciplines You Need