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Wally’s Weather: A Preliminary Winter 2013-14 Forecast

Backcountry.com Gearhead Wally Phillips knows way too much about the weather. Here's his way-too-early winter-weather forecast for the U.S.

Pooping at Altitude

Backcountry.com Gearhead Casey Glaubman discusses his experiences while hiking Denali.

How to Choose a Snowboard

Narrow down your snowboard options by learning about flex, shape, profile, length, width, and snowboard categories for specific terrain and riding...

Steering Your Road Bike Toward the Unpaved

The transition from the pavement to the dirt on your road bike may not be a smooth one, but places you'll go and the sights you'll see make it...

Up Your Beer Tolerance (and Other Ways to Prep for ‘Cross Season)

What should you do in the road racing off-season? Race cyclocross! Here are some tips for having fun on the 'cross course.

Cold-Weather Cragging Essentials

Clothing layers, hot drinks, and other tips for staying comfortable during the best climbing season: late fall.