A rare day of climbing for me. But anytime in the outdoors, and using unfamiliar skills, only enhances the overall skill set.
Going lightweight means going minimalist. Take some lessons from a Clint Eastwood movie. Take what you need. And then go.
Why adding up the mileage a person hiked is not a useful metric for gauging outdoor “expertise.”
Making the best use of time bank funds even when on call.
The guide to carry when hiking the Appalachian Trail throughout the 1990s and the first years of the 2000s by Dan “Wingfoot” Bruce.