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Bear canisters now required for overnight trips in Desolation Wilderness

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – An order is now in place to reduce negative human-bear interactions. The Lake Tahoe Forest Service is requiring bear canisters for overnight visitors heading to Desolation Wilderness. “In recent years, the bears in Desolation Wilderness have become more aggressive in their search for food,” said Lisa Herron, public affairs specialist at […]

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Backpacker Radio #167 | Kraig Adams on Being a Professional Vlogger and International Trekking

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Minus33, we are joined by Kraig Adams. Kraig has accumulated more than 700,000 YouTube subscribers while showcasing his adventures from around the world, including Mae Hong Son Loop in Thailand, Adirondack High Peaks, Tour Du Mont Blanc Loop in France, Santa […]

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Backpacker Radio #159 | Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis on Hiking Without a Smartphone and Healing from Trauma

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis. Shayla is a very accomplished backpacker, with the triple crown just scratching the surface of her hiking resume, but it’s her approach to backpacking that makes this conversation stand out. We chat about what it’s like to backpack […]

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Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Woman to Hike All 11 National Scenic Trails

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan. Apple Pie is the first woman to hike all eleven of the National Scenic Trails in the United States, which frankly only scratches the surface on her hiking and backpacking career. We chat about some of her […]

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Am I even a real backpacker?

The High Uinta Wilderness and The Highline Trail is in northeastern Utah which runs from east to west for this mountain range. This trail is about 2 hours from Salt Lake City or 8 hours from Denver where I was coming from. This trail is above 10,000 feet for almost the majority and a lot […]

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Best Winter Hiking Boots of 2023

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Sign up for Outside+ today. Many people assume that hiking season is over once winter […]