7 Mar, 2017

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in 12 Simple Steps

In this blog post, we break down how to plan a backpacking trip into 12 simple steps so you feel more organized and confident (and less overwhelmed) as you get ready for your adventure.

18 Feb, 2017

Bearfoot Theory Group Tour: Join me in Alaska on a 10-day Backpacking Adventure! (August 17-26)

Come backpacking with me! In August I'll be spending 10 days backpacking in one of Alaska's wildest National Parks, led by Alaska Alpine Adventures. Join us for the opportunity to get some extensive backpacking experience under your belt and experience huge mountain vistas, wide open tundra, glaciers, the bluest of lakes, and the awesome wildlife that makes Alaska so special!

13 Feb, 2017

Backpacking the Copland Track in New Zealand

The Copland Track on New Zealand's South Island is an incredible overnight backpacking trek with dense forest, glacier rivers, alpine views, and HOT SPRINGS! See the pics and learn how to plan this must-do trek with this backpacking guide!

30 Jan, 2017

Joshua Tree Backpacking: The California Hiking & Riding Trail

Joshua Tree isn't just for climbers! Learn about the 35 mile California hiking and riding trail - an awesome backpacking trip to spot spring wildflowers, stargaze, and get those legs ready for summer.

9 Jan, 2017

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a PCT and JMT thru-hiker.

5 Jan, 2017

Planning your Everest Base Camp Trek: The Ultimate Logistics Guide

The most common questions about an Everest Base Camp trek answered! Learn about guided vs independent, altitude sickness, transportation, gear & logistics.

21 Sep, 2016

Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and advice for having fun & being safe.

7 Aug, 2016

Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin Backpacking Guide

Lakes? Waterfalls? Granite Peaks? Get it all in a weekend backpacking trip over Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin in California's eastern Sierras.

11 May, 2016

John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use before & after your hike.

30 Sep, 2015

Tips for Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail in California

Just because the weather is starting to turn in the mountains doesn't mean you have to put all of your camping gear away. If you feel like chasing summer, the Trans-Catalina Island Trail is 40 miles of sun, beach, and gorgeous ocean views and offers year-round beach-front camping.

21 Jul, 2015

Backpacking to Salt Lake City’s Red Pine Lake

A detailed hiking and backpacking guide to Red Pine Lake - one of the most beautiful spots in the Wasatch just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake.

13 Jul, 2015

John Muir Trail Video Highlights

This John Muir Trail video features my favorite campsites, spots, and moments from my 22 days on the trail backpacking from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney.