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Failure: Get Bitter or Get Better

Failure: Get Bitter or Get Better

This is going to be a tough post for me to write, because there is something I have been very bitter about for a few months...I'll explain. I cannot think...

Nov 30, 2016 : Eric Guldberg
 Just What I Needed

 Just What I Needed

I have always loved rainy days. There's just something about the sound of raindrops hitting the windowpane that invites me to cuddle up with a hot beverage and a good...

Nov 30, 2016 : Rebecca Hatch
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $200

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $200

The gift perusing continues, with a slightly higher price point. Here are our writer's top picks for backpacking gifts in the middle price range. Good luck wrapping a pair of trekking poles.... if

Nov 30, 2016 : The Editors
Getting Through The Winter

Getting Through The Winter

When I lay still at night I can hear it. The small quiet voice inside of me. It’s whispering, but if I sit still, I can hear it. During the...

Nov 30, 2016 : Leah
Are Paper Trail Guides Obsolete?

Are Paper Trail Guides Obsolete?

I want to make a confession, I used to obsessively look at my trusty trailguide all the time.  Looking for water, camping spots, shelters...I don't do that any more. Now...

Nov 30, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
How to Survive Your First Day on the PCT

How to Survive Your First Day on the PCT

People say the first step of any journey is always the hardest. Not for me, the hardest step on Apply to be a Trek PCT Blogger Five minutes in, you...

Nov 30, 2016 : Charlie Knight
Once more into the unknown…

Once more into the unknown…

Once more it seems I am heading off in to the unknown and people I care about are concerned. Last time I left from Harpers Ferry to do what I...

Nov 30, 2016 : Dagmar
11 Long Trails to Hike in Europe

11 Long Trails to Hike in Europe

Have you ever wanted to backpack through Europe and actually, you know, go backpacking? Then you’re in luck! Along with great history, great food, and great wine, many countries in...

Nov 30, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
Let’s Be Honest: Telling Everyone Your Intentions Is Scary

Let’s Be Honest: Telling Everyone Your Intentions Is Scary

My name is Heather. In general, I am a stressed-out, Type A control-freak. I have been working since I was old enough to land a job. I have a huge...

Nov 29, 2016 : Heather P
Pre-Trail Life, Gear Thoughts, and Other Various Ramblings…

Pre-Trail Life, Gear Thoughts, and Other Various Ramblings…

Let's talk about pre-trail life for a minute. I mean really get down to the honest, gritty, details. As in all of those late nights spent in front a screen researching...

Nov 29, 2016 : Ashley Hill