Trip Planning: Estimating How Long a Hike Will Take

When planning a hike, one of the most important factors that must be established is approximately how long it will take. This will affect the rest of your planning (pack size, nutrition, water, etc.), but how would one go about estimating this? The Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) White Mountain Guide has a formula used for […]

10 Easy Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping is not for the faint-hearted, yet sometimes you’ll find it required for longer backcountry excursions.  It is also crucial to those who frequently find themselves in the mountains and lack the budget for the comforts of a warm hotel room bed every outing. Here are a few tips to keep you comfortable on […]