15 of Our Best Stories For Outdoor Education, Inspiration, and Entertainment

15 of Our Best Stories For Outdoor Education, Inspiration, and Entertainment

We aren't supposed to travel out of state, many of us aren't even going to work, and depending on your local recommendations, you might even be under a stay-at-home order....

Apr 1, 2020 : The Editors
Hiking Across the Mountains of Bulgaria

Hiking Across the Mountains of Bulgaria

Before arriving in Bulgaria, we never could have imagined that a country so close to ours was full of so many amazing mountains. Though the poorest country in the European...

Apr 1, 2020 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

(Updated 12:30 p.m. MT, April 1) Director of Communications and Marketing for the PCTA, Scott Wilkinson has stated: "What we're now telling the hiking community is to stay off the...

Mar 31, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
AT Thru-Hikers Who Left the Trail Can Take 12 Months to Have ATC Certify Hike

AT Thru-Hikers Who Left the Trail Can Take 12 Months to Have ATC Certify Hike

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy announced Tuesday, March 31, that it would recognize all thru-hikers who left the trail because of COVID-19 to be recognized as a thru-hiker and 2,000-miler if...

Mar 31, 2020 : Hugh Owen
The Attempt Episode 12: “It’s Possible if We Just Try It”

The Attempt Episode 12: “It’s Possible if We Just Try It”

SHOW NOTES Benjamin comes home and looks back on his time on the trail. And also, a few surprises.   The Attempt is sponsored by Gossamer Gear, manufacturers of functional...

Mar 31, 2020 : Julia Drachman
A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

Dear COVID-19, Leave. Get out of our bodies. Get off trail. You, COVID-19, YOU #stayhome. This is not a request from the PCTA, but a demand from me, a human....

Mar 30, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

Seeing thru-hikers cancel or postpone their hikes due to COVID-19 is heartbreaking. Considering my thru-hike of the JMT begins on July 16, I wouldn't be surprised if it's canceled. In...

Mar 30, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

March 28 - Some Updates I wrote most of the post below in Hiawassee during and after my decision to postpone my thru-hike. I have edited and elaborated for clarity...

Mar 30, 2020 : Anna Kulinski
Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio is making good on their promise to get weird.  Today we bring you a drunk Q&A.  Backpacker Radio's new intern, Elise Ott (hi, that's me), navigates us through...

Mar 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
Gear Prep Paralysis

Gear Prep Paralysis

Making gear decisions as an aspiring first-time thru-hiker.

Mar 30, 2020 : Marcy Lynn