Backpacker

TRAILCHAT

Mom Knows Best

fter we published Ted Alvarez’s account of taking his mother on her first backpacking trip (“Mom’s Big Adventure,” August 2018), one anonymous reader wrote in to ask for an update. “Mom had a hard time picking a favorite moment from red rock country, but she says the solitude and accomplishment she found in Capitol Reef offered the longest-lasting rewards,” Ted says. And she’s planning another life-list hike in Glacier or

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Backpacker

Backpacker1 min letti
Your Take On…
(backpacker.com/cancelfleece) ♥“I’ve switched to wool. It’s better than it used to be and doesn’t shed microplastics.” –Miriam Stevens ♥“The basic message here is to take care of the environment, which as hikers I agree we need to do.” –Craig Sharp ✖
Backpacker1 min lettiNature
Miracle Mile
The icy crunch of my snowshoes ripples into the silence and then falls away. Another step, and my breath fogs before me in miniature echo of the gray clouds obscuring the valley below. Here on Artist Point, though, all is crystalline sunlight. Beyond
Backpacker3 min letti
Out Alive
Mat and I hustled up to the Railroad Grade Moraine on Washington’s Mt. Baker. The forecast called for clear skies, and we’d left the trailhead at 6 p.m. gunning for a sunrise summit at 10,781 feet. Four hours later, as we traveled across the Easton G