Trip Report: Art Loeb Trail in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina


Ever have this glorious idea of what a backpacking trip is going to be like? You know, you’re packing up your gear and you’re thinking that you’re heading out on the most incredible trip, and that nothing in the world … Continue reading

How to Cross-Train for Hiking and Backpacking


Training for a long-distance hike ahead of time is necessary. Do you want to be the person gasping for breath a few feet from the trailhead, or do you want to be the mountain-summiting, side-trail taking, endurance freak? I mean, … Continue reading

Lightweight Entertainment on the Trail


Sometimes the trail can get a little boring. Blasphemous, I know. Okay, maybe it’s not boring, but it’s definitely safe to say that at times it can be monotonous. You may get to your campsite after a long day of … Continue reading