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The Te Araroa – A Baptism of Sun, Sand, Mud, and Roads

The Te Araroa – A Baptism of Sun, Sand, Mud, and Roads

It has been almost two weeks since I started the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. Before this, I had done many trails one to two weeks in length, but...

Nov 30, 2018 : Kez
“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

1. The Lists When I realized I wanted to thru-hike the PCT, one of the first things I did was pick up Zach is not bribing me with food to say...

Nov 30, 2018 : Tiffany Chou
A Guide to Sustainable Brands in the Outdoor Industry

A Guide to Sustainable Brands in the Outdoor Industry

There are few things better than time spent enjoying the humbling magic of our precious earth, and we can all agree our time outdoors is made more enjoyable by the...

Nov 30, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
Appalachian Trail Emotional Cairns along the Trail

Appalachian Trail Emotional Cairns along the Trail

Every introduction needs an intro. Before I introduce myself and talk about the motivations behind my 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt, I will start with a deep reflection about the

Nov 30, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Why I Am Walking 2,200 Miles in 2019

Why I Am Walking 2,200 Miles in 2019

The Appalachian Trail is more than just a physical challenge; a great majority of being a successful thru-hiker is a mental undertaking. What makes a person successfully walk 2,200 miles...

Nov 30, 2018 : Deserrae
Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

I may or may not be writing this from the Fontana Dam ladies heated bathroom where I may or may not have taken a hot shower, washed and dried out my...

Nov 30, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
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

Nov 29, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Why Do We Hike?

Why Do We Hike?

I’ve always wondered why the trail calls to me so much. I know I enjoy hiking, but why do I like it so much? Why do I enjoy spending days,...

Nov 29, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Prepare for, and Learn from, the Unexpected

Prepare for, and Learn from, the Unexpected

Hikers spend months to years planning their thru-hike. When should I set my start date? How much time should I take off from work? What backpack should I use? Should...

Nov 29, 2018 : Ashley Samuel
How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

Distance: 108 miles Terrain type: A mixture of woodland trails and ridges, with a relatively consistent elevation profile Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or fall Start: US 522

Nov 29, 2018 : Ken Nail