Philip Werner

Philip Werner quit his corporate job in 2010 to become a full-time hiker, guide, and outdoor writer. Since then he's hiked over nine thousand miles, become an adept fly fisherman, XC skier, and written over 3000 backpacking and hiking articles for

The Tripyramids in Autumn

The Mount Tripyramid Trail

The Tripyramids are three peaks in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains, North (4180′), Middle (4140′), and South (4090′), which are all over 4,000 in feet. Most people only bag North and Middle which are on the White Mountain 48 list, …

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Bushwhacking Northwest Hancock Mountain

The Canister on Northwest Hancock Mountain (4020)

Last weekend, I co-led a bushwhack to Northwest Hancock (4020) with a small group of experienced hikers from the Appalachian Mountain Club. This was my second attempt to summit this rarely climbed peak, the first of which was ended prematurely by cold-induced …

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Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket

I got turned onto the Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket  when I was winter backpacking in the White Mountains. Several very experienced hikers on our trip had the DriClime Catalyst and they raved about it. Whenever you carry a backpack in winter, sweat …

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AMC Compass and Navigation Clinic

Learning How to Navigate with a Compass

I spent last weekend co-leading the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (Boston Chapter) Compass and Navigation Course at Harvard Cabin which was taught by our Jedi Master Joe Comuzzi. Joe is a very well known hiker and bushwhacker in the White Mountains who has …

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Best Outdoor Jobs: Are You a Gearhead? Gearhead

“The most important thing about a Gearhead is passion,” says Nathan Ellsworth, Customer Solution Supervisor at “Not just passion about gear, but passion for the outdoors and the sports they enjoy.” Nathan looks for that when he interviews people applying for …

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