How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

If a broken ankle can't stop me from preparing for the AT, what can?

Feb 25, 2021 : Austin Hays
The Best Backpacking Packs of 2021

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2021

Your backpacking pack is one of the most important components of your backpacking setup. Your style of pack goes hand in hand with your style of hiking. They need to...

Feb 25, 2021 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andy Downs of the ATC.  For those who might be unfamiliar, the ATC has...

Feb 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy this week denied a request to release the full text of its August 2020 "voluntary stewardship agreement" with Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, the company overseeing

Feb 24, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

Nikola Horvat opens his new documentary, Croatian Long Distance Trail, with the explanation “I move to get others moving.” This documentary is driven by that mission, and by the end...

Feb 24, 2021 : Sarah
I Start Tomorrow…The Unanswerable Questions.

I Start Tomorrow…The Unanswerable Questions.

Read about a few questions I have on the day before I start my trip on back to back attempts of the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail.

Feb 24, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
New Year, New Plans for 2022

New Year, New Plans for 2022

This time last year, I was in the final stages of planning for a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. My bags were packed, my reservations were made for Amicalola Falls,...

Feb 24, 2021 : Kelly Hodgkins
Trails You Should Try In 2021

Trails You Should Try In 2021

There are long-distance trails on every continent except Antarctica, and not all long trails need to be over a thousand miles. In the U.S. alone, there are over 60 recognized...

Feb 23, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Blog Your Own Blog

Blog Your Own Blog

Ok. I meant to write this post a long time ago. To be totally honest, I've been on the fence about blogging. Paul and I are not the best at...

Feb 23, 2021 : Dirtbag Duo
Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Your Big Three, footwear, resupply strategy, puffy jacket, rain jacket, water treatment, headlamp, map app, nail clippers, taxes.  What do all these things have in common?  They are more exciting...

Feb 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot