Tech vs. Wild The intersection of high tech and high adventure

REI’s guide to packing your backpack

REI has a nice guide on the proper way to pack a backpack. Proper packing is not always intuitive, despite the opening line of REI’s post. But learning to do it the right way will save you a lot of pain and maybe even prevent a ruined weekend.

Heavenly Hiking in the Garden of the Gods

Denver’s Garden of the Gods boasts rock formations straight out of central casting—and in numbers that would seem to defy chance. We toured this popular tourist spot and found that while it may not be off the beaten trail, there’s still lots to love—swear to God.