Flock Together: Join the Migration

THE DOOR SHUTS, then all is quiet.

I empty my pack in the corner of the small, one-room shelter. I unroll my sleeping bag, fluff the down, and arrange it on a mat laid on the wooden floor. I practice quietly opening and shutting the window

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Backpacker

Backpacker4 min read
Food is Fuel
The best way to satisfy hiker hunger is to create a personalized meal plan. Use these tips to fuel up right. Age, sex, metabolism, fitness level, daily mileage, altitude, pack weight, and numerous other factors affect what you should eat. Consider yo
Backpacker4 min read
Train For The Trail
Perform these movements as a circuit four times, resting 90 seconds between sets. Train twice a week. 1. With your feet a little wider than hip-width apart, stand behind a slam ball or medicine ball. 2. Keep your chest up and your shoulders back as y
Backpacker3 min read
Long Distance Learning
The Long Trails Issue Barney “Scout” Mann is an elder statesman of the trail community. He’s been backpacking for 50 years, has completed the Triple Crown, and is a long trail historian (see page 58). Along with his wife (and hiking partner) Sandy, h