Stargaze like a Champ | The Backpack Almanac

Note: This is not a sponsored post and there are plenty of other astronomical apps out there, this is just the one I have been using for a while and really...

Blue Lake near Cascade Idaho at sunset

Even though I grew up here, Idaho continually knocks my metaphorical socks off with how pristine and beautiful it is, especially if you’re willing to travel a little off of the...

Mountain Goats through binoculars harding icefield trail hike seward alaska kenai fjords national park

I don’t own a telephoto lens because: They’re expensive I’m a klutz My backpack is heavy enough without a whole bunch of camera equipment in it Luckily for me there’s an...

The Harding Icefield Trail is an 8.2 mile round trip trail in Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska.  At only 4 miles to the end of the trail, hikers...

boise national forest, bogus basin, stack rock boise

I’ve lived in Boise for most of my life, and only just recently hiked Stack Rock for the first time.  I had no idea just how huge and imposing the actual...

Pre-Filtration Method for Sediment Heavy Water | The Backpack Almanac

WARNING: This is NOT a substitute for proper filtration. This method is to be used in conjunction with a water filter in cases where water sources have a lot of sediment or large...

The Honeycombs, Owyhee Reservoir, Oregon

Let’s just get this out of the way: this is not an easy backpacking trip.  If you’re looking for a serene walk through a slot canyon ending in a nice beach...

komodo national park, komodo dragon, Indonesia, Komodo Island

Komodo and Rinca are the two largest islands in Komodo National Park.  They are home to a plethora of wildlife, including komodo dragons, wild boars, monkeys, water buffalo, deer, flying foxes...

Pulau padar island komodo national park hiking indonesia

Pulau Padar (Padar Island) is the third-largest island in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, after Komodo and Rinca Islands.  It’s famous for the breathtaking views it provides of the Komodo archipelago. For...

Charlie and Theanie on the trail

When our dogs see their backpacks, they have a tendency to freak out a little.  After a long winter of casual walks and backyard fetch games, getting into the mountains and...