Minimal Weight | Maximum Awesome
Photos and illustrations by Scott Murry

Summer’s lush tail-end is here. The season has been stewed to perfection, and now it’s time to surround yourself in nature. Time to climb a mountain and scream with the eagles.

Time for a hike.

New England is home to vast stretches of wilderness such as the Appalachian Trail, the Berkshires, White Mountains, Green Mountains, and Acadia National Park. And just like your grandparents, each is waiting for you to pay them a visit before they die.

As you wander the woods, it’s important to keep your gear light—you don’t want to unnecessarily strain muscles (animals smell weakness)—but that doesn’t mean it has to be nature versus nurture.

We’ll show you how to get out there and nurture your nature in comfort.

photos and illustrations by Scott Murry


Art director and provider of Swedish Fish for Dig Publishing. He's an enthusiast for punk rock, scotch and running. Combine all three and we'll be onto something.