Cascade Mountain Tech News
Backpacking is an incredible way to experience the backcountry. Check out this comprehensive guide to prepare for your forest backpacking trip. From what gear to bring, to how to pack your backpack, to backcountry cooking, and trail etiquette, we hope this article can be your go-to guide for all things backpacking preparation.
This article lays out the basic tenets of winter camping, including what to pack, how to stay warm, and how to find the right level of difficulty for your outing, especially if you’re trying winter camping for the first time. Keep these commandments in mind and before you know it, your whole calendar will be open for adventure.
The New Year is time to set new goals and dream out new adventures. It's an opportunity to ask yourself what you've been wanting to do and setting up a plan so you will actually do it. While New Year resolutions don't always revolve around the outdoors, we think creating specific ones to get you doing what you love most makes for a fun year. We asked our Outbounders about their New Year resolutions and here’s what they said.
The effects of COVID have impacted each and every single one of us. As business after business boarded up their walls, we started to slow down and absorb all the changes around us. We asked ourselves, how can we turn this unknown into something positive? How can we go outside without risking the health of ourselves and others? Our eyes locked, and we both murmured the words “Road Trip”.
This summer I had my eye on backpacking the High Sierra Trail from Sequoia National Park to Precipice Lake and back, a journey totaling in 38+ miles. It had been under snow for most of the summer and there had been trail damage due to a heavy winter, but as soon as the trails were clear, I got a 3-day backpacking trip on the books.