Backpacking the Zion Traverse

Looking to do the Zion Traverse? Check out WHS co-founder Cindy Vance's pro tips on securing campsites, caching & filtering...

Hiking Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail

Pikes Peak is one of the most famous 14ers. Although there are multiple ways to reach the summit, including by car and railroad,...

Preparing for a Thru-Hike: 4 Tips for a Successful Journey

From the Appalachian Trail to the Camino de Santiago, there are numerous trail systems to explore. Berkley's experience...

Guide to Backpacking in Yosemite National Park – Part 2

With so many different trailheads, trip lengths, and sections of Yosemite to explore, it can be a little overwhelming to plan a...

Guide to Backpacking in Yosemite National Park – Part 1

Yosemite National Park is well known as one of the most beautiful US National Parks and well, one of the busiest. To beat summer...

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk: A Journey around the Lakes, through the Dales, and across the Moors of Northern England

Back in April 2023, my friend Kari and I journeyed through diverse landscapes on England's Coast to Coast, tackling challenges...

Plan Ahead: How to Carry Extra Water in the Desert

There aren't always reliable water sources available in the desert. Sometimes, you have to plan ahead and carry your own water...

Want to Backpack? Finding Support on This Women’s Backpacking Trip

Backpacking has always been on my bucket list. While I’ve been an avid hiker for years, the idea of carrying a giant pack and...

Backpacking Buckskin Gulch & Paria Canyon

October 2020, I backpacked Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon starting at the Wire Pass Trailhead and exiting at Lee's Ferry...