Alpen Fuel Journal

  • Was This Swedish Immigrant the First Continental Divide Thru-Hiker?

    Before applying paint, Peter Parsons traced the letters on the back of his canvas rucksack. He wanted the 3-inch-high text to be perfect—no botched lines made by an excited hand. Parsons painted neatly inside the lines, making block letters that read: HEADING “NORTH”—MEXICO TO CANADA...
  • The Best Ankle Brace For Hiking and Backpacking

    My ankles have been weak for 20 years.  Both of them.  My left ankle got hammered when I had the bright idea to try long jump in high school.  In ...
  • 10 Survival Books for the Adventure Obsessed

    Do you ever wonder what might happen if you were placed into a dramatic survival situation? Would you have enough grit and determination to surviv...
  • To the Love of Wild Places

    Stranded deep in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, Trevor Johnson fought for his life until help could be flown in.