Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

The world is yours for the taking. Where will you backpack to next?

Colin Bryanta year ago
The Joys of Hiking
In Washington, it tends to rain a lot. So one weekend in the fall, the forecast said it was going to be sunny, and I had to take advantage of that. I invited some friends and we went to Granite Mounta...
Colin Bryanta year ago
Why You Should Go Backpacking Right Now
Goat Lake was my first ever backpacking trip. It was early summer and I had a hard time deciding where to go. From the pictures that I saw, this hike looked amazing! But it was 10 miles round trip tot...
Heidi Jacobsa year ago
Everest Base Camp
It's spring break of 2013, and I'm sitting on a rickety old fifteen passenger Twin Otter airplane with my dad and brother. It reeks of must, sweat, and slightly of mothballs. There's an ear-piercingly...
Why Travelling Is the Greatest Investment
As many of my friends and acquaintances know, I am an avid traveller. At the current age of 26 years, I have visited over 20 cities in 14 different countries across North America, Central America, the...
Jan Contrerasa year ago
The Power of Faith
I am remembering back to the time this photo was taken in November 2016. I had spent the past few weeks like a rolling stone, backpacking by myself through Oregon where I found a job working on a lega...
Cheyenne Sa year ago
My First Mountain
If you look far to the right you can see the start of Mount Rainier, the mountain that ascends 14,410 feet above sea level. Rainier is an active volcano and is also the most glaciated mountain in the ...
Kader Follesa year ago
Exploring the Forgotten Spanish Countryside
As we made our way up through the flat landscape, occasionally glimpsing the edge of a vineyard or orange grove. We had no idea where exactly we were heading. You see, to us it's not the destination t...
Backpacking 10 Essentials
Most people will tell you that they know what to take on a backpacking trip, but in all honesty most lists are all based on the 10 essentials, which is good. However, most of the lists lack detail int...
Shanna Deweya year ago
How to Find Affordable Camping
Do you have a desire to camp in unusual places? Do you have a desire to stay in places that aren't necessarily a government ran camping site? Do you like meeting new people? Hipcamp might be a great s...