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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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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backpacking clothing reviews

Ask Me: How Can You Tell How Warm a Down Jacket Is?

Michael, With sleeping bags, we have temperature ratings. But with down/insulated/puffy jackets, what is best way to determine if a jacket will be warm or warmer or hot? Is it the amount of fill? Some
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