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PCT Thru-Hike by the Numbers

PCT Thru-Hike by the Numbers

Now that I'm off trail and home for a bit, I've been doing some thinking about the trip as a whole.  People ask me, "What was it like?" and I...

Oct 31, 2018 : Smokebeard
Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

I knew this day would be the most brutal of the entire Chinook Trail journey. Over 5,000 feet of vertical from the Columbia River, up Mount Defiance, and past it...

Oct 31, 2018 : Sean Berry
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best and most timely deals on some of our favorite backpacking items—from...

Oct 31, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

In July 2018, ground was broken for the construction of an insulation manufacturing plant in Jefferson County, West Virginia. This 24-hour-a-day Ranson plant will melt basalt and spin it into...

Oct 31, 2018 : The Editors
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week features photos

Oct 30, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

Crossing into New Hampshire I was ready for the summer solstice, Hike Naked Day, and Mount Moosilauke

Oct 30, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Oregon, Drought, and Night Hiking with Wolves

Oregon, Drought, and Night Hiking with Wolves

We grabbed some more milkshakes (24 ounces each), spilled one all down the front of my hiking dress (again), and made for the climb out of Cascade Locks. It was...

Oct 29, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

Chinook Trail: Shaking a Cold, Big Decisions

After arriving in Lyle I enjoyed a great dinner, made new friends, and closed the bar with the owners of the Lyle Hotel, where I was staying. Unfortunately, as the...

Oct 29, 2018 : Sean Berry
Froggy Flip-Flops the AT: NH, Gateway to Pain

Froggy Flip-Flops the AT: NH, Gateway to Pain

Crossing into New Hampshire wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. I think the terribly long town walk and the fact we were heading into the hardest section...

Oct 29, 2018 : Sarah Southard
How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is a land of red rocks, filled with mesas, canyons, buttes, and arches sprawling across 337,598 acres. It’s like walking on the moon or Mars without ever...

Oct 29, 2018 : Jenna Duesterhoeft