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Gear Review: Women’s Icebreaker Mid Layer Jacket; Base Layer Tights

Gear Review: Women’s Icebreaker Mid Layer Jacket; Base Layer Tights

As an avid outdoors woman, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of base layers. At this point, I consider myself a connoisseur. Over the course of thousands of miles of hiking...

Dec 31, 2019 : Katie Gerber
Backpacker Radio Episode #56: Scott Turner on the Best Hikes in San Diego County, 2020 Predictions, and The Top Footwear on the AT

Backpacker Radio Episode #56: Scott Turner on the Best Hikes in San Diego County, 2020 Predictions, and The Top Footwear on the AT

Today the Cinnamon Connection is joined by Scott Turner.  Scott is the go-to resource for all things hiking in Southern California.  He's the co-author of the latest version of Afoot...

Dec 30, 2019 : Zach
Trans Catalina Trail: Day One

Trans Catalina Trail: Day One

“Oh shit. I mean shoot. I mean. I don’t know babes. Oh gosh I do not know if I can do this. Like psychically do this.” It was 4:30 a.m....

Dec 29, 2019 : Kaitlin Musser
How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

Getting to the PCT Southern Terminus from San Diego is not hard to do, either by public transit or by using established trail angels in the San Diego area.

Dec 29, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Walking the Preparation Tightrope

Walking the Preparation Tightrope

Four months to the day till my PCT start date.  The realness of the impending hike has been present for a while. But the close proximity, combined with a daily...

Dec 29, 2019 : Lance Goehring
Idyllwild to Campo: In Which It Ends, Kind Of

Idyllwild to Campo: In Which It Ends, Kind Of

This blog took forever to finish because I put a lot of undue pressure on myself to write profound and wise things I'd learned about hiking and myself while hiking...

Dec 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
40 Days to a New Way of Life

40 Days to a New Way of Life

New Doors Opening That seems such a long time and yet so soon all at once. I have began to equate time in comparison to that date. I make future...

Dec 28, 2019 : Turtle
OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

The majority of thru-hikers on America's National Scenic Trails are fresh out of college, falling right around low- to-mid 20s. There's a reason for that: taking several months away from...

Dec 28, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: Feathered Friends Tanager 20 CFL Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Feathered Friends Tanager 20 CFL Sleeping Bag

I cannot count the number of sleeping bags I've used. I tried, really I did, but it's a lot. I've used synthetic and down, mummy and rectangular and spoon, degree...

Dec 28, 2019 : Anne K. Baker
Was Hiking 800 Miles Through Greece in Summer a Good Idea?

Was Hiking 800 Miles Through Greece in Summer a Good Idea?

Greece is one of 17 countries of our crossing of Europe on foot. We have hiked about 800 miles in summer 2019. To end up hiking in Greece in summer...

Dec 28, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre