Sea-To-Sea Route

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In July 2005, 24-year old Andrew Skurka became the first person to walk the entire 7,778-mile transcontinental Sea-to-Sea Route. Taking just over 11 months, Skurka’s trek took him from Cape Gaspé on the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Alava on the Pacific, passing through some of North America’s most rugged and scenic backcountry and through communities large and small.

Backpacking and Hiking Trails

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A list of the major hiking trails, and other trails of interest. There are countless hiking trails in the United States, but three North/South national scenic trails stand out. These three trails are commonly referred to as the “Triple Crown

Great Western Loop – Andrew Skurka

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On April 9 2007, Andrew Skurka set out to become the first person to complete the Great Western Loop, a 6,875-mile route that passes through the most cherished and pristine wild lands remaining in the United States including 12 National Parks and over 75 wilderness areas.

Ice Climbing Gear

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The basic ice climbing gear and ice climbing equipment consists of Ice Climbing Axes, Crampons, Climbing Harness, Ropes, Ice Climbing Gloves, Helmets, Ice Screws and other protection, and specialized apparel like Belay Jackets and Belay Pants. This apparel and equipment is often associated with mountain climbing gear.

Backpack Types

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Backpacks come in different sizes, styles, and available features. Many backpacks have been developed for specific use in mind and they can greatly differ in their Backpack Anatomy & Features. Knowing the basic Backpack Types are a step in the right direction for Choosing the Correct Backpack.

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