Tents with mountains in the background

SEA: Fall Splendor at Chain Lakes

Chain Lakes Loop is a perfect weekend backpacking trip near Seattle
Car Camping in a Hammock

Finding backyard adventure: car camping near home

Thank you Mappy Hour Cleveland member Jennifer Darling for sharing your recent trip with us. Thanks to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for supporting the...

Where to Camp Near NYC

We’re teaming up with GAIA GPS to create new guides for you to enjoy every month! There also hooking us up with one month...

Our First Backpacking Trip

Allwildup’s backpacking trip 9/3 - 9/5 2021 Packwood Lake & Lost Lake in the North Cascades As someone who likes to be in control...

Bikepacking on a Tuesday: Seattle to Faye Bainbridge Park

Mappy Hour Seattle athlete Gina Strickland, works around her busy schedule with a midweek camping adventure. #1 Ride Downtown to the Seattle Ferry Terminal There...
Cooking Pork in a camping pot

Camp Cooking: Ramen Recipe

Kimberly Lee shares her favorite recipe and ingredients for making ramen while camping.
Derick Lugo at the North Face

Watch: Derick Lugo, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Derick Lugo, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker had never camped before he started the Appalachian Trail.
S'mores by a Campfire

The History of S’Mores

Last week, Mappy Hour NYC joined local National Park Rangers for a night of campfires, singing and s'mores on the beach. Along with eating...

Mappy Hour Skills: Basic Map Reading

By Justin Bailey. Last Wednesday at Brooklyn’s 718 Cyclery a group of interested naturalists, aspiring outdoorspeople, and weekend warriors gathered to learn about the basics...

Backpacking Guidelines

In NYC, we were lucky to have a perfect, clear night for our outdoor Mappy Hour at Hostelling International New York. Along with BBQ,...