Bay Area Ridge Trail

Celebrating 30 Years of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

It's the 30th birthday of the Bay Area Ridge Trail! To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we're sharing the Ridge Trail's history in an excerpt from the new edition of Bay Area Ridge Trail, by Elizabeth Byers. The Trail A combination of unique characteristics primed the Bay Area for...

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10 Essentials to Have Sex in a Tent

The 10 Essentials for Having Sex in a Tent

As loyal Wilderness Press readers know, February is the month when we share informative tips from one of our very favorite books, Sex in a Tent by Michelle Waitzman. After all, we are a guidebook company and our goal is to guide you in all outdoor activities. Plus, it benefits us...

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Why You Need to Visit Yosemite in Winter

December is actually an ideal month to spend time exploring Yosemite National Park. The crowds and mosquitoes have vanished, the weather is still not too snowy for adventures, and you get to experience the park in all its winter splendor. It's a time of solitude....

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, camping recipes, camping pie recipes, s'mores pie

How to Have Thanksgiving Dinner While Camping

We are big proponents of spending Thanksgiving on the trails. Well, to be honest, we're big proponents of spending every day on the trails. But especially holidays.And we're not talking about skipping Thanksgiving—we mean going all-out and having a feast in the forest! Traditional Thanksgiving fare...

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Best Hikes for Leaf-Peeping in Yosemite

We'd like to think it's no coincidence that Yosemite National Park's shoulder season is also one of the most beautiful times to be in the park. The hoards of tourists are gone, leaving only the locals, the animals, and the most dedicated of the leaf...

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Finding Wildflowers On the John Muir Trail

There's no reason to mince words—hiking the John Muir Trail is hard! You're likely shuffling with your blistered feet, heavy pack, eyes glued to the ground below your feet. Fortunately, that ground is dotted in a spectacular rainbow of high alpine wildflowers! June and July are prime wildflower...

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How to Pee in the Woods, Wilderness Press

How to Pee in the Woods

Peeing in the woods. If you spend any time exploring in the outdoors, you'll end up having to do this sooner or later. And while it sounds self-explanatory, if you've ever tried to pee outside while it's windy, avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes, or accidentally...

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Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire, Backpacking in the Inland Empire

Best Overnight Hikes in the Inland Empire

We smell another long weekend ahead! Well, maybe we smell the fresh air and smoky campfire and sizzling backcountry bacon. Which all smells like long weekends! The Inland Empire in Southern California is home to California's best and most diverse hiking south of the Sierra Nevada....

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PCT permit, Jordan Summers, Laura Randall, Wilderness Press, Pacific Crest Trail guide

How to Apply for a 2018 PCT Permit

You had a recent epiphany. Some may call it a life crisis, but we get you—we'll call it an epiphany. You want to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Class of 2018. As in, a few short months from now. Maybe it's the promise of a new...

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