advice on backpacking solo

Ask Me: Should I Go Backpacking Solo?

Hello Michael, I’ve read through a lot of your blog, and it really has inspired me to get outside more and look for greater adventures than what I’ve already done. I have never been anywhere in the Un
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Alaska

Photo Gallery: 25 Favorite Backcountry Campsites

By Michael Lanza Everyone has favorite campsites from unforgettable backcountry trips. I’ve been fortunate to have pitched a tent in many great backcountry campsites over more than two decades of back
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Berkeley Park

Completely Alone on Mt. Rainier’s Northern Loop

By Michael Lanza “There’s absolutely no one out here.” I was just a few hours into a solo backpacking trip around Mt. Rainier National Park’s 32.8-mile Northern Loop when that realization hit me. It w
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Looking For An Adventure of a Lifetime? Here It Is

By Michael Lanza Around 9 a.m., some five-and-a-half hours into a 20-mile, nine-summit dayhike over some of the most rugged trails in America, my friend Mark Fenton and I strode up onto what may be th
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