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Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

It's one of the most common questions for first-time backpackers and campers.  The uncertainty can be enough to stop those wanting to get into the

Oct 15, 2018 : The Editors
Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your Patagonia Down Sweater  MSRP: $229 This is about as simple as it gets.

Oct 10, 2018 : The Editors
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

These hikers have over 30,000 combined miles between them, but they were all beginners once. Here's their advice for beginner backpackers, and anyone

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Open in South, Hikers Return

Updated 8 a.m. ET Sept. 28 Thru-hikers returning to the Appalachian Trail after it reopened in the South following Hurricane Florence reported

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 2]

Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 2]

A few weeks ago we put out a call for backpacking poop stories shared anonymously, the idea being that anyone that had ever spent an extended period

Sep 4, 2018 : The Editors
Conquering A Granite Goliath: A 5-Minute Film of Mount Whitney That’ll Take Your Breath Away

Conquering A Granite Goliath: A 5-Minute Film of Mount Whitney That’ll Take Your Breath Away

"On June 2nd, 2018, four friends, Jason Forman, Mike Goubeaux, Brent Kiser, and I drove up to the Whitney Portal and began to prepare to summit Mt.

Sep 4, 2018 : The Editors
A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

The “Wonderland Wanderers,” formerly known as Heather Reece, Tiffany Bartlett, Jeremy Bartlett, Lydia Williams, and Brian Williams, thru-hiked

Aug 24, 2018 : The Editors
Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Labor Day means the end of summer, means a long weekend, means shoulder season adventuring has begun.  To celebrate, REI is offering a slew of

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by These Salomon shoes handled the endless rocks, roots and rebar of the Appalachian Trail like

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors