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6 Tips to Backpacking Fast and Light

6 Tips to Backpacking Fast and Light

If you’re just thinking about getting into lightweight backpacking, or if you’re already light but are looking for lighter ways to roll, here are a few tips I wrote for our friends at Brooks Range Mountaineering about how you can take the heft out of your...
10 Tips for Navigation

10 Tips for Navigation

I was honored and stoked to be featured in the May 2015 issue of Backpacker Magazine in an article called “Navigate Like a Pro.” I’m including 10 more navigation tips that didn’t make the cut for the magazine (plus my #1 tip): MOST IMPORTANT...
How to Hike On/Near/and By Private Land

How to Hike On/Near/and By Private Land

When it comes to trails, not only do I love hiking, but I also am a huge policy geek. I love understanding how our national landscape system has come to be, and as a result, have come to realize what an enormous privilege it is that we as Americans have long tracts of...