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Not Ready for American Society Yet

Not Ready for American Society Yet

It's a crisp, winter afternoon, and I'm about to summit Mount Gaji near Busan, South Korea. It's my second time hiking this locally famous mountain, but the first time that...

Dec 31, 2018 : Runa
My Biggest Trail Liability: Sticking to Tried and True

My Biggest Trail Liability: Sticking to Tried and True

As I map out my pack list for the AT, I am realizing that my biggest liability in terms of pack weight is sentimentality.  I like my gear.  I’ve spent...

Dec 31, 2018 : Christy Fairlie
You’re Invited to a Thru-Hike!

You’re Invited to a Thru-Hike!

You're invited! All you need to know about the who, where, what, and why of my upcoming thru-hike.

Dec 31, 2018 : Susan
Shakedown Hike in Savage Gulf, Tennessee

Shakedown Hike in Savage Gulf, Tennessee

This month I've finally had time to get out and go on some "shakedown" hikes. I'd just call them backpacking trips, but evidently since I'm thru-hiking that's what it's called...

Dec 31, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
How to Get Started Hiking New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers

How to Get Started Hiking New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers

A new year means new challenges, both physical and mental. As a New Hampshire resident and self-proclaimed hike-a-holic, there is nothing more exciting than starting off the new year with...

Dec 30, 2018 : Rebecca
What Solo Hiking Is Really Like

What Solo Hiking Is Really Like

The Morning Routine of a Solo Hiker It’s 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning when my alarm starts going off. I inhale deeply, turn off the incessant beeping that has...

Dec 30, 2018 : Rebecca
What if a Beehive Falls on You? And Other Questions

What if a Beehive Falls on You? And Other Questions

In about three months I will be stepping on to the trail in Georgia and walking, one foot in front of the other until I reach Mount Katahdin in Maine....

Dec 29, 2018 : David
What if I Fail at Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

What if I Fail at Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

As I approach the start date of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt, a question has been regularly appearing in my daily mind jargon. What if I Fail? During a thru-hike,...

Dec 28, 2018 : Charlotte Huebner
The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop offers a beautiful backpacking experience through some of the highest terrain in the Lower 48. The route travels around the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, using two of Colorado’s

Dec 28, 2018 : Troy Zohner
Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

Five Environmental Battles Worth Waging in 2019

A new year. A new beginning for some. The same old battle for others. And so it is with the environment, as perennial battles continue for the year ahead. Here...

Dec 28, 2018 : Hugh Owen