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JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

Forty has never looked so good!  We're teaming up with the CDTC (Continental Divide Trail Coalition) to celebrate the CDT's 40th birthday!  Join us at the Trailhead Taphouse and Kitchen in...

Nov 21, 2018 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

"Expectation is where failure lies." - Heather "Anish" Anderson Today's guest is very fitting for our 23rd episode, since she is arguably the Michael Jordan of backpacking.  In a world...

Nov 20, 2018 : Zach
Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Backpackers know that food is an essential component of any adventure. You want to feel satisfied, well-nourished, and fueled up for the day with food that is nutritious enough to...

Nov 20, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
You Can Walk Anywhere as Long as You’ve Got the Time

You Can Walk Anywhere as Long as You’ve Got the Time

Well, here goes nothing, huh? In about four months time I am attempting a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Sometimes it feels hard to say out loud, like you...

Nov 20, 2018 : Elena Alves
Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

In this video, Dawn and I give the new original Sawyer Squeeze an out-of-the-box test run, and compare the two in size, flow rate, and package inclusion. We also nearly freeze our...

Nov 20, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year as part of The Trek’s annual thru-hiker survey, we ask hikers about the footwear they used, and this footwear data remains my favorite to analyze and write about....

Nov 20, 2018 : Mariposa
An Epic Ending to Our Long Journey

An Epic Ending to Our Long Journey

We finished at Springer Mountain on Nov. 11 at 10:15 p.m. after hiking 30 miles in 15 hours. We wanted to end big and we did!  We started our journey...

Nov 19, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Mentally Successful Thru-Hiking

Mentally Successful Thru-Hiking

When it comes to planning a successful thru-hike, one aspect that I feel many have overlooked is mental preparedness and maintaining mental health. Most beginner long-distance hikers seem to focus a

Nov 19, 2018 : Luke Custer
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Nov 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Maine Became a Mental Challenge

Maine Became a Mental Challenge

After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey. Check out the video: the spectacular White Mountains, I was ready to be done. My...

Nov 18, 2018 : Danny Strayer