For those you truly want to escape the crowds to undiscovered wilderness, backcountry camping is the way to go. For the true backcountry experience, the only way to get there is by foot or hoof and an occasionally bicycle wheel. The backcountry is not a place for motorized vehicles, packs of people, or noise. To experience all the outdoors has to offer, you need to take the trail least traveled.
Backcountry Camping Safety
Unfortunately you can't just wake up one day and decide to head out on a twenty mile backpack. Exploring the backcountry takes skill training, good health and the right equipment. If you are a first timer, be sure to develop your strength and knowledge to ensure your safety in the wilds.
For those who know the beauty of backcountry camping, there really is nothing comparable. The splendor of the intense quiet combined with the unique sounds of nature is sure to bring peace to your mind and soul. For some, the experience is completely spiritual.
While many of us have our favorite backpacking haunts, it is always fun to explore new terrain. Let some of our articles give insight to new places to travel. Be sure to also leave a comment to let us know how the trip was!
A Wealth of Information
Our backcountry camping category is full of the longest trails and lists of incredible Hiking Tutorials. We even popped an article in on Backcountry 4x4 Camping for those you simply can't leave the vehicle behind. Remember too, this site is constantly evolving and we will continue to add new articles weekly!