Hiking

Jamie Yount
Harness the power of observation and the fundamentals of meteorology to make short-term forecasts on your next hike

GPS units sometimes fail—you owe it to yourself to know how to use a trusty compass

Water weighs a lot, audiobooks weigh nothing, and more semi-philosophical tips to guide rookie trekkers to a strong finish

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The responsible traveler’s guide to connecting with Southern California’s mountains on a deeper level

Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.

For the fifth year in a row, no one could best the infamously rugged course at running’s quirkiest event

After a driver struck and nearly killed me, I had to relearn how to walk. Hiking the trail outside my front door became a goal I never thought I’d achieve.

If you’re wondering whether you need crampons and an ice ax for your spring hike, these maps will tell you

The pain I experience while thru-hiking draws me back to the present and makes me more aware of my privilege

Ascending a volcano is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but on this adventure, the struggle almost outweighed the reward

“The world and how it interacts with me changed the day I came out as trans”

Outside’s ethics guru on how to be both a responsible pet owner and an environmental steward

In their fifties, Marcia and Ken Powers began long-distance hiking. Lessons they learned on trail prepared them for the next phase of their lives.

Initially I was drawn to before-and-after photos of thru-hikers, but after I finished my first long trail, I saw these posts for what they were: unhealthy

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A hiker pulls confidence from an unsolicited gear critique in the Catskills

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

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Campgrounds may be closing for the season but you can still camp from the comforts of your own home

In six years, Constantine and Magpie have collectively hiked 30,000 miles. What do they do now that they’ve learned their lessons from—and found love on—the trail?

This California trail was my dream hike—until maggots, a missing tent, and the stomach flu turned it into a nightmare

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