Starving, sun-baked, and alone. Wyoming's Great Basin turned out to be even harder than the infamous granite mountain passes in the Cirque of the Towers.
Two States down, 3 to go. Bryden gets a Warm Wyoming Welcome from the GEAR:30 staff who drove 4 hours to visit him in Yellowstone National Park.
747 miles in, more than 2,300 to go on his Thru-Hike of the Continental Divide Trail. GEAR:30's Bryden Bowley checks in from the Idaho/Montana border town of Leadore, Idaho.
GEAR:30's Bryden Bowley is currently hiking southbound on the Continental Divide Trail. Follow his journey with dispatch #2 while he treks through the Bob Marshall wilderness of Northern Montana.
Streamlining your backpacking setup to reduce base weight has enormous benefits. Being able to hike further and put less strain on your body is crucial to success in the backcountry. That's why we've compiled 5 tips from our expert staff on how to reduce your backpacking base weight and gradually move to an ultralight setup.