If you’re reading this right now, then first of all, thanks for stopping by. Whether you’re new to Love the Backcountry or you’ve been following us for a long time, we’re glad to have you on board. Every month, we publish nearly twenty articles on your favorite outdoor topics, ranging from hiking, backpacking, and camping, to new gear, outdoor news stories, and even recipes for your adventure. We try to add something new and interesting in each article for our readers, but there were some that really stood out this year.
Before we move on to more stories and pieces of the backcountry for 2017, we want to look back on the last year. If you didn’t get a chance to read them when they came out, check out our top articles from 2016. Enjoy and share!
Don’t Like the Cold? Escape Winter Hiking in These National Parks
Some of us like the winter hiking and some of us don’t. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like the outdoors as much in the cold as you do when it’s warm, then this article is here to help you out. With information on the best national parks to escape to during the winter, you should be able to build your “warm weather” itinerary in no time!
5 Easy Backpacking Meals-Just Add Water!
Cooking outdoors can be a lot of fun, but it’s not always easy to do. That’s why many hikers prefer preparing their meals before they hit the trail. That way, when they get to their campsite, they don’t have to work too hard before they can eat. If you’ve ever wanted to make the outdoor cooking experience just a little bit easier, then check out this article. It’ll give you five recipes to make delicious meals just by adding water!
20 Things Only Backpackers Get Excited About
People who backpack are pretty cool people. We already know that. And, we know that the fact we don’t mind being out on the trail dirty and tired for days at a time, could only mean that there are certain things only we get excited about. Like, things that absolutely no one else would be excited about. Wondering what they are? Check out this amusing read.
Angela Goettl Sheds Light on the Side of Hiking No One Talks About
While the outdoor community is happy to talk about the successes of hiking…completing thru-hikes, overcoming physical challenges, it’s a bit one-sided. It’s not too often that we hear about the other side of hiking, the part where we aren’t successful. The side that discusses the struggles and the times we can’t complete what we thought we could. Angela Goettl, however, wasn’t afraid to talk about what it was like for her when she couldn’t reach her hiking goals. Read on.
Are You Up For This 100 Mile Hiking Challenge?
In celebration of the National Parks’ 100th birthday this year, there have been many ways for the “fans” to celebrate. One of these celebrations was something called “The 100-mile Hiking Challenge.” There are some specifics to it, but essentially, all you need to do is complete 100 miles of a certain trail before the end of the year. If you think you might still be interested in participating, read this article to find out the details. There’s still some time left!
Thanks for following Love the Backcountry! If you had an article that you loved reading this year which didn’t make the top five, write it in the comments below!