Camping for Halloween

Why Camping for Halloween is the Best

Halloween is nigh. But something formidable stands between us and All Hallows' Eve—the weekend. The weekend before a holiday is a pretty big deal. There's a lot of pressure to live it up. Celebrate properly. Party all night and sleep it off the next day. So. How...

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Sex in a Tent, Wilderness Press 50

The Story Behind Sex in a Tent

As Wilderness Press celebrates 50 years in 2017, my own Wilderness Press book, Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple’s Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature, is marking 10 years since its release in 2007. I was inspired to write Sex in a Tent after embarking...

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Honoring the Women of the PCT

Before there was Cheryl Strayed, there was Catherine Montgomery. In 1926, almost a century before Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her Pacific Crest Trail experience was published, Montgomery came up with the idea of creating a ridgeline track from Canada to Mexico. It seems fitting to pay tribute...

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PCT, Sierra hiking, Laura Randall, Pacific Crest Trail guidebook

Tips for 2017 PCT Hikers to Complete Section A

The first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail are often a heady mix of desert views, strong winds, rattlesnakes, long stretches without water, and free apple pie. As you start to plan your 2017 PCT hike, here are a few things to anticipate along Section...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, camping dinner recipes, cardboard box oven

How to Make a Cardboard Box Oven

Thanksgiving is the time to fill your home with family, friends, and delicious food. But then you have dishes to wash, leftovers spilling out of the fridge, and relatives scattered about in a food coma. Why not do Thanksgiving a little differently this year and move...

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A Fork in the Trail, Laurie Ann March, camping dessert recipes, apple pie recipe

Making Apple Pie in the Backcountry

Yes, you can make pastry in the backcountry—all you need is a round water bottle for a rolling pin and a large ziplock freezer bag for rolling out the dough. It isn’t messy, and freshly baked pie is a real treat. This recipe from A...

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Friday Foods – Pumpkin Pie Leather

Portable pumpkin pie! Okay, it isn’t quite the same, but this recipe from A Fork in the Trail still tastes really great. Pumpkin Pie Leather Makes 4 servings 1 cup cooked canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger At Home Mix the pumpkin and spices together. Spread the mixture about 1/4-inch thick on lined dehydrator...

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