All jokes about the desert are dry humor

All jokes about the desert are dry humor

Coming out of Idyllwild, I had expected snowy conditions but extent to which that section challenged me both physically and emotionally took me by surprise. There were many points (the...

Apr 15, 2021 : Rachel Frey
8 Reasons Vanlife is Perfect for Thru-Hikers

8 Reasons Vanlife is Perfect for Thru-Hikers

After hiking the Appalachian Trail, I became one of many thru-hikers to get involved with vanlife. As is often the case, getting back into the swing of "real life" wasn't...

Apr 15, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Walking Toward Peace: Cindy Ross on Veterans Healing in the Outdoors

Walking Toward Peace: Cindy Ross on Veterans Healing in the Outdoors

Cindy Ross is a triple-crowner, writer, and founder of River House PA, a non-profit dedicated to taking veterans outdoors. Her new book, Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails...

Apr 15, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

I recently bought my first frameless backpack, the Mountain Laurel Design Prophet 48L. I was always very hesitant to get a frameless pack since I have an autoimmune disease that affects...

Apr 15, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Day 15: Fontana Marina to Spence Field Shelter; 19.4 miles After being dropped off back at the Marina parking lot, Penguin and I followed the AT up to the Fontana...

Apr 15, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Trail Provides, Always

The Trail Provides, Always

They say it takes a village. A village to support a thru-hiker, that is. No matter how “solo” we’d like to think we are as thru-hikers, there always comes a...

Apr 14, 2021 : Steph Strickland
PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Testing out all my PCT gear on a shakedown hike of the 70+ mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Apr 14, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Day one started out just as you'd expect. Fail to really pack your pack the night before, sleep in a little, have a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, go back...

Apr 14, 2021 : Geoffrey Wistow
Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 40 I woke up early even though I was in a comfy town bed. I think my body is used to waking up with the sun so I can’t...

Apr 14, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

Gear breakdown - my favorite! I am a total gear junkie and have spent many hours researching each piece of gear in my pack; I am excited to share this...

Apr 13, 2021 : Jennifer Foster