360 Results for "leave no trace"

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

The roots of Leave No Trace, a set of principles designed to promote conservation of land and water resources impacted by outdoor recreation, go back more than half a century,...

Oct 26, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
A Walk in the Woods: How “Leave No Trace” Ethics Are the Mark of Today’s Trail Ambassador

A Walk in the Woods: How “Leave No Trace” Ethics Are the Mark of Today’s Trail Ambassador

In September 2015 a cinematic interpretation of travel writing superstar Bill Bryson's best selling book A Walk in the Woods will debut in movie theaters around the world. It is...

Jun 4, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
FKT or Fastest known time

FKT or Fastest known time

The start date for my journey is fast approaching, while i can't give an exact date i can say i will begin by the end of march.This is a northbound...

Mar 17, 2024 : Chris Chmura
The AT Is Crowded. Why Not Start Your Thru-Hike on the Benton Mackaye Trail Instead?

The AT Is Crowded. Why Not Start Your Thru-Hike on the Benton Mackaye Trail Instead?

It’s March, and the Appalachian Trail is teeming with humanity. Thousands attempt to hike the iconic footpath each year — and for better or worse, many of them start in...

Mar 8, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Well River, We’re Not In Maine Anymore.

Well River, We’re Not In Maine Anymore.

Travel From ME to GA, Days -2 to 0 Day -2 I picked up our rental car at the jetport in Portland and tossed my exquisitely packed pack in the...

Feb 27, 2024 : Slow & Steady
No Sleep Till Katahdin!

No Sleep Till Katahdin!

The Hundred Mile Wilderness did its best to make me almost hate the AT. It started off kindly — Lovechild and I arrived at Cloud Lake Shelter just in time...

Sep 23, 2023 : Abby Evans
Angels and Magic in North Carolina and Tennessee 

Angels and Magic in North Carolina and Tennessee 

I'm not sure anything will top the trail magic in Georgia (through which I gained five pounds), but North Carolina and Tennessee did not disappoint! And so it begins...in Franklin!...

May 19, 2023 : Carol Fielding
What’s in your backpack?  Ten…Eleven Essential and No Machete

What’s in your backpack? Ten…Eleven Essential and No Machete

“There is no harm in hoping for the best as long as you are prepared for the worst.” Stephen King. May 2021: Harpers Ferry Hike It’s been a year since...

Mar 4, 2023 : Beth Malchus Stafa
To Bidet…or not to Bidet?

To Bidet…or not to Bidet?

...[T]he teeniest bit of rainfall exposes white petals, TP blossoms that adorn the forest floor like a sea of Poppies...poopies? Have I discovered a new species of flora? That means...

Feb 11, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
Toilet Paper: No Thanks!

Toilet Paper: No Thanks!

In brainstorming an Appalachian Trail thru hike, some basic hygiene questions come to mind. For those who wear contacts — how am I going to see? For those who want some semblance...

Feb 3, 2023 : Abby Evans