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Watching the Sunrise From America's Highest Peak

Watching the Sunrise From America's Highest Peak

At 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Watching the sunrise from the peak was worth the 2 AM wake-up call.
Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

When backpacking, most of your pack weight comes from your four largest pieces of gear: your pack, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. GEAR:30's resident thru-hiker Bryden Bowley recommends his top picks for each item here, as well as the perfect hiking shoe, water filter, and stove system for your skill level.