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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Aug 20, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

This week I am starting the Sierra High Route alone. The Sierra High Route is a 195 mile route (ie. very few trails) through the Sierra Nevada mountains. The route...

Aug 20, 2019 : Amelia Downs
The thru-hikers dog & JOMO

The thru-hikers dog & JOMO

FOMO - Fear of missing out. What we thought our dog would be feeling if we didn't bring her on our Thru-hike. JOMO - Joy of missing out. What actually...

Aug 20, 2019 : Rob Jr.
Restoring my faith in humanity, one state at a time.

Restoring my faith in humanity, one state at a time.

I am slightly over a quarter of the way finished hiking the Appalachian Trail. It has been just over 50 days. I’m in my fourth state, and reaching the final...

Aug 20, 2019 : Logan Roark
Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

The cinnamon is connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold...

Aug 20, 2019 : Zach
Cascade Locks to Ashland: In Which I Hike Through (Most of) Oregon

Cascade Locks to Ashland: In Which I Hike Through (Most of) Oregon

I experience the ups and downs of Oregon.

Aug 20, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Backpacking quilts have gained  in popularity in recent years, largely driven by weight-conscious backpackers looking to trim weight from their sleep system. Properly used, a quilt can keep you just

Aug 20, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Morale Ascension, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trail

Morale Ascension, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Trail

Around 500 miles left. Leaving the Idaho-Montana border to hike up through just Montana to the Canada border. Morale has gone through some changes, as the landscape does as well....

Aug 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

In the world of long-distance hiking, it’s become as predictable as snow in the Sierra or the riot of wildflowers in rolling Virginia pastures in April: Each season, a new...

Aug 19, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

It’s official: Hiker Heaven is up for sale. After 22 years of generously hosting hikers in their Agua Dulce home, Jeff and Donna are moving to the Washington Upper Olympic...

Aug 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof