The One with the Surgical Speed Bump [AT mile 1104.6-1123.9]

The One with the Surgical Speed Bump [AT mile 1104.6-1123.9]

Day 90: 7.3 miles from Pine Grove Furnace State Park to James Fry Shelter Day 91: 12 miles to campsite just outside of Boiling Springs, PA Day 92: zero miles,...

Jun 24, 2021 : Ann Marie White
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

If you’re looking for the most comfortable headlamp on the market, the BioLite 330 is the light of your dreams.

Jun 24, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Backpacker Radio 110 | Alison Young: Thru-Hiker, Producer, Podcaster, and Classic Music Aficionado

Backpacker Radio 110 | Alison Young: Thru-Hiker, Producer, Podcaster, and Classic Music Aficionado

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Alison Young.  Alison has a world-class radio voice, is a super accomplished backpacker, with a long...

Jun 23, 2021 : Elise Ott
AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

Wildfires currently raging across Arizona have prompted full closures of several national forests within the state in the interest of public safety. The move effectively shuts down 300 miles of...

Jun 23, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Importance of Changing Up Your Gear During Your Thru-hike

The Importance of Changing Up Your Gear During Your Thru-hike

When preparing for a thru-hike, it’s easy to get lost in the wormhole of sleep systems, shelters, what to wear and more. It’s overwhelming, and often feels like there’s no...

Jun 23, 2021 : Steph Strickland
Hiking Home: AT Days 80-82

Hiking Home: AT Days 80-82

Lott Road to Waywayanda Shelter, 16.7 milesAfter a fun and restful evening at the house, Mr Rogers and I were ready to get back to it the following morning. My...

Jun 23, 2021 : Max Kiel
I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

T-1 day until I start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail southbound. Hart’s Pass is showing zero inches of snow and next week’s temperature is predicted to only get as low...

Jun 22, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Filthy/Gorgeous (New Jersey and New York)

Filthy/Gorgeous (New Jersey and New York)

Stop me if you've had this dream before: as a fully grown adult, you have to relive a random year of school. Perhaps because of some technicality you have to...

Jun 22, 2021 : Austin Hays: Goblin
Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Hikers are being evacuated from Whitney Portal trailhead near the community of Lone Pine due to a wildfire in the area. The Inyo Creek Fire was discovered southeast of the...

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

The Maine Roadhouse has been renovated and freshly painted with updated flooring and fixtures in an industrial chic/farmhouse style. The bunkhouse features 16 bunks each with 10” mattresses (linens included),...

Jun 22, 2021 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen