Noel Nehrig

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The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

The best SNES emulators available

Previous Next<p>1 of 6<p>In the ever-changing landscape of video games, it’s easy to jump from one new release to the next, while leaving a slew of …

Retrogaming

5 Alternatives to the Most Crowded National Parks

Summer. It’s one of the best times to travel. Which is why many of our best places are horribly overcrowded during the warmer months. Fear not, we’ve scoured the atlas to find replacements that are at least as spectacular as their more popular cousins.<p>Skip: Grand Canyon<p>Go Here Instead: Canyon de …

The 4 Best Insoles For Hiking

If your feet are killing you, it's hard to enjoy even the most beautiful hike. Luckily, there are insoles specifically designed for hiking boots, and …

Backpacking

Honestly, We Can't Believe These Stunning Colorful Lakes Are Real

If I'm being totally honest, it doesn't take much to give me the travel bug. Whether it's the promise of getting outside and exploring a gorgeous …

National Parks

The 4 Best Sleeping Pads

Getting a decent night’s sleep is important no matter where you are and having one of the best sleeping pads will help make that a reality. Whether …

Backpacking

Navigate Hiking Trails With Hikepack

iOS: Navigating along roads is easy—just start up Google Maps or Waze—but finding your way on a trail in the woods tends to require a patchwork of …

Apps

This robot uses AI to find Waldo, thereby ruining Where’s Waldo

More like Waldon’t<p>If you’re totally stumped on a page of <i>Where’s Waldo</i> and ready to file a missing persons report, you’re in luck. Now there’s a robot called There’s Waldo that’ll find him for you, complete with a silicone hand that points him out.<p>Built by creative agency Redpepper, There’s Waldo …

Comic Books

Let's Retire The 'Gifted-And-Talented' Student Label

Earlier this year the Fordham Institute wrote about the challenge of the gifted gap in our nation’s schools. Put simply, gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds too often are not identified as gifted, which causes them to lose out on access to a variety of gifted-and-talented programs at …

Education

Heimplanet Backdoor Tent Drives a Stake through Other Tents

The Heimplanet Backdoor Tent is the latest from the company putting out inflatable tents. The beauty of the tents is just what you might expect it to …

High Heels

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

Unhappy Campers

It’s Friday, and your weather app is all blue sky and sunshine icons. You shout: “Let’s go car camping, kids!” But where? You pull up the website for a nearby state park. The page is gray, seemingly designed by Czech bureaucrats. It doesn’t say much about options for hiking, swimming, or fishing, …

RVs

OverKill adventure trailer pops out to provide a comfy footprint on barren ground

Finding the average camping trailer ill-prepared for all of the obstacles of life on the road, a new Oregon-based company is building its off-road …

Off-roading

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

6 Food Packing Tips to Fuel Your First Backpacking Trip

If you’ve ever done a day hike that stretched your limits, you know that hiking really gets you in touch with your hunger. That’s especially true if …

Backpacking

4 Big Shifts That Can Personalize the Learning Journey

What needs to happen to move your school or district toward an effective implementation of personalized learning? According to EdSurge Fusion …

Pedagogy

Dreamy Airstreams and Campers You Can Rent Through Airbnb

If you weren't already hip to Airstream rentals, now's the time to smarten up. Sort of similar to glamping—but indoors—Airstream trailers and campers …

RVs

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

10 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in North Carolina

Beaches, valleys, forests, and mountains...North Carolina truly has it all. To help you beat the heat during these summer months, we've compiled a …

Hiking

Did The North Face Develop the World’s Best Shoe Rubber?

The North Face launches new hiking boots and trail running shoes next year with what the brand claims is the best rubber system yet.<b>For spring 2019,</b> …

Shoes

The Injury That Nearly Ended My Thru-Hike

veryone’s worst nightmare when planning a thru-hike is an injury that will end their journey prematurely. This is not only because of all the time, …

Hiking

5 AMAZING OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING TRAILS IN NATIONAL PARKS

Sometimes we need to go deeper into the woods—farther off the proverbial beaten path. The only way to accommodate this is to plan for an overnight …

Hiking

Tread lightly: Here’s the best ultralight backpacking gear in existence

One of the fastest growing trends in camping and backpacking is going ultralight on the trail. In its simplest terms, this means that hikers and …

Backpacking

Mi'kmaq teens spend summer building birchbark canoe

Cedar Meuse-Waterman and Karlee Peck have a unique summer job.<p>The 14-year-olds from Bear River First Nation in Nova Scotia are learning how to work …

Canadian National Parks

The AllTrails app gets even better, adding more details in new map layer

AllTrails (iOS/Android) has been a popular smartphone app among hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers for some time now and has even earned a …

Apps

The best air beds for camping

<b>Looking for the very best air bed for a sound night's sleep while on the hoof?</b><p>We tried a range of lightweight air beds for backpacking overnight, and considered them in terms of various criteria, including:<p>Ease and speed of inflation<br>• Comfort<br>• Weight<br>• Pack-ability (i.e. the ease with which they fit into …

9 Thru-Hikers You Should Be Following on Instagram

It’s no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. …

Hoofing It: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Hands-down the most important piece of gear to own in order to start hiking is a good pair of boots. Not only do they keep your feet safe from the …

25 National Park Adventures You Need to Have

1. Get a Classic Summit to Yourself<p>These iconic NPS peaks are no secret—but that doesn’t mean you have to share your alpine glory. Beat the crowds …

15 DIY Garage Storage Ideas To Help You Reinvent Your Garage On A Budget

Making the best of the available garage storage space is easier said than done, especially if you are passionate about mechanics and you love to fix …