Your friends want to go backpacking in the National forest. A group from work is interested in hiking at a state park. You and some friends from college want to plan an annual trek in Costa Rica. These are all...Continue reading
The author holding a radio collar found on the hike, not the top of the inReach SE poking out from the shoulder pocket on the pack-photo by Naomi Hudetz Background Let’s face it, updating your gear is always a debate, "Should...Continue reading
Bikerafting the Other River The drybag of the Flex Pack PR strapped at the rear and the bike on the front of the raft. The frame of the pack is under the spray deck. What is bikerafting you might ask? In...Continue reading
The The Great Western Loop is a 6,875-mile hike through five National Scenic Trails in the Western US. Six Moon Designs Ambassador Crystal Gail Welcome is hiking this trail currently and shares her experience on a thru-hike of the Arizona Trail as part of this loop.Continue reading
So, you’re tired of hauling the proverbial kitchen sink out on your back on your summer backpacking trips, as well as of standing on trail either in awe or envy as hikers, some of them much older or looking in lesser shape than you are, pass you by whistling as they walk, a bounce in their step, and carrying packs that make yours look like an overloaded 18-wheeler. Plenty of hikers, whether weekend backpackers or longer trail aficionados, are making the move to lightweight or ultralight gear, and here are a few primers to get you started on your way to happier and healthier hiking.