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Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Because I am crazy? That might be my best response. I am a person who has camped their whole life, but in progressively cushier ways. I started out in a...

Sep 30, 2019 : KMac
Ashland to Somewhere? In Which I Have No Idea What’s Happening

Ashland to Somewhere? In Which I Have No Idea What’s Happening

I'm not sure what it is about thru-hiking that makes me feel so compelled to word vomit all my experiences on the internet. In all other aspects of my life,...

Sep 30, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Uberlite

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Uberlite

As any distance trekker can tell you, the post-trail blues are a very real thing. In the months following previous long-distance trips, I've deeply missed the community of hikers, the...

Sep 30, 2019 : Anne K. Baker
A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

From reading my blogs about this year's hike up to now, I realize that I might make this sound kind of easy. Well, this is going to be a complete...

Sep 30, 2019 : Erica Notini
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

I've been using my beloved REI Quarter Dome 1 tent for all my backpacking needs—some 4,000 miles of hiking—since I bought it in 2015. It's elegantly designed, easy to pitch,...

Sep 30, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Peter Bakwin, co-creator at fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related, including his take on some of the more

Sep 29, 2019 : Zach
Physical and Mental Prep on All-Natural Stairs

Physical and Mental Prep on All-Natural Stairs

Physical I have been in the gym regularly for the past few months preparing for my AT thru-hike. I think I am making improvements but there is no better way...

Sep 29, 2019 : Turtle
A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

Plus-Size novice hiker attempts Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike 2020

Sep 29, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
The Odds Are Against Me: Thru-Hiking While in Recovery

The Odds Are Against Me: Thru-Hiking While in Recovery

Thru-hiking in of itself is a massive challenge, but doing so while in recovery from an eating disorder is a whole other beast. Is it worth the risk?

Sep 28, 2019 : Reanna Leisure
AT Training: Quandary Peak

AT Training: Quandary Peak

Fourteener Season Quandary Peak sits in the Tenmile Range just south of Breckenridge, Colorado. It is the only 14er in its group, and it sits at 14,265 feet. Due to...

Sep 28, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo