Hiking in beautiful locations can often come with unavoidable tradeoffs. Backpacking above tree line will give you fantastic sweeping views, but you’ll also be much more exposed.Read More
20 HD tutorial videos to teach the most critical skills for backpackers of all levels.
Learn how to plan and execute incredible backpacking adventures with this in-depth tutorial content. We address valuable skills like trip planning, river fording, packing a lightweight backpack, map & compass navigation, food protection, rain backpacking, bear encounters, snake bites, ice axe self arrest, and a whole lot more!
Lightweight backpacking video guides and reviews of the best ultralight tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, and more.
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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." - John Muir
At CleverHiker, we believe that backpacking adventures provide some of life’s most rewarding experiences. Our goal is to help make your adventures as rewarding and enjoyable as possible, and to inspire you to plan your next excursion.