Author: Gaby Pilson

best books about thru hiking

21 Best Books About Thru-Hiking

Thru-hiking is an arduous and sometimes dangerous activity. Setting off for weeks, months, or even years on one’s own or in the company of just a few others is a daunting task, to say the least. Thus, it’s no surprise that thru-hiking tales can easily capture our hearts and minds, […]

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How To Become An Outdoor Adventure Guide

Imagine this: you’re walking down a trail in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness surrounded by stunning mountain views and glaciers as far as the eye can see. You’ve got a small group with you and you’re all out on a week-long backpacking trip. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? But […]

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49 Ways to Lighten Your Backpacking Load

Let’s face it: backpacking can hurt. Heavy packs, steep hills, variable weather conditions, and difficult terrain all add to the difficulty of backpacking, but that’s all part of the adventure. When you finally crest the top of that ridge you’ve been walking toward all day and take in the beautiful […]

are trekking poles worth it

Are Trekking Poles Worth It?

If you’ve spent any time walking down a trail in recent years, you’ve probably seen a few people with trekking poles and you’ve likely contemplated getting a pair for yourself. However, you also see plenty of people plodding along without trekking poles, so you also probably question whether or not […]

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A Climber’s Guide to Glacier Peak Mountain In Washington

Glacier Peak is the fourth tallest peak in Washington and is one of the state’s five major stratovolcanoes. Originally known as “Tda-ko-buh-ba” or “Takobia” or “Dakobed” in the dialect of the local Sauk-Suiattle people, Glacier Peak is the most isolated of the Cascade Volcanoes, so it sees relatively little traffic […]

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Can You Trek in Nepal Without a Guide?

Trekking in Nepal is at the top of many outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket lists. Snow-capped mountains, cozy tea houses, and endless dal bhat are just some of the many things you can look forward to while trekking through the tallest peaks in the world. So, the question that most would-be trekkers […]