Russell McLendon

I am a science journalist with more than a decade of experience covering a variety of topics related to environmental and human health. I am especially focused on humans' connections with nature, from biophilia and home gardening to our roles in the climate crisis and wildlife declines.
Best Hiking Packs

8 Best Hiking Backpacks for Any Budget, With Tips From Outdoor Aficionados

Hiking is a one-of-a-kind way to exercise and experience the great outdoors. Enthusiasts know having the right hiking backpack to haul your gear can make or break an awesome hike. Here are expert tips on how to choose the best backpack for you, whatever your budget or trail looks like.