The 10 Essentials for Exploring the Backcountry - views from Maple Pass hike, Washington

Whether you’re starting a week-long hike in the mountains or want to explore a 6km long trail near the highway, there are some essential items that you should carry.  These items can help prevent unexpected situations in the backcountry and also alleviate them when they do happen.

As much as I love writing about our adventures, it sometimes takes a bit of time to get these experiences onto this site. After all, there are only so many hours in a day and yet so many places and stories to share! This is a new series to update you on what we’ve been doing lately and future plans.