Hi! I'm Diane, but I also answer to Firefly. I discovered backpacking in college and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016, followed by the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. If I'm not hiking, I can usually be found writing, gardening, or hanging out with my dog, Theo.
The Bridge of the Gods is an iconic part of the PCT. It's also one of the most dangerous. A new petition seeks to add a pedestrian lane.
Want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and don't have any backpacking experience? Go for it, but be prepared.
When it comes to hiking long distances, there are countless trails to choose from. The US alone offers hundreds of unique hiking experiences with
Whether you’re hiking for a day or setting out on a five-month hike from border to border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is an incredible opportunity
Vegan thru-hiking is not only possible, but it's easy too, if you know what to expect. Here's what you need to know to get started.
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the
Everything was wet. I huddled in the doorway of my tent, trying to peel off my layers of smelly nylon without drenching my sleeping bag, wishing I
In May 2023, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) introduced the Benton MacKaye Scenic Trail Act: a bipartisan House bill that would designate the
In 2019, Round Hill became a designated Appalachian Trail Community. That same year, it hosted the first Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival: a
For prospective Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) hikers, this year’s record snowpack raises plenty of questions about summer hiking plans. When will the trail