Experience the Range of Light in all its glory.
Three hot meals to warm you up while winter hiking.
A few things to know before you go.
The best strategies for ensuring you get the calories to carry you through.
Savory dishes for the shoulder-season.
This one is for the ounce-counters, minimalists and ultralight packers.
Where to shop, what to eat, and how to send resupply boxes ahead on New Zealand’s long-distance trail.
This 12 mile day-hike is a rite of passage for Coloradans and features a blaze of color in the fall.
In our quest to conquer Te Araroa, New Zealand’s 3,000km tramping trail that runs the length of both islands, one last challenge lies between us and the end of the North Island: the Tararua Ranges. The first real mountains on Te Araroa, the Tararuas are fabled to be one of the toughest hikes yet. From steep climbs and descents to hazardous weather blowing in from the Antarctic, we are in for a real challenge, whether we’re ready for it or not. By now, my dad and I have been on the trail for nearly two months and have already conquered some challenging terrain: steep and muddy rain forests, rocky volcanic scree, and the concrete jungle of Auckland. Though the Bluff, the end of the trail, is still over 1,300 km…