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Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

The pack you choose says a lot about your hiking style. Are you an ultralight fastpacker? Do you carry everything but the kitchen sink? Most likely

Jun 25, 2018 : The Editors
AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

The body of 39-year-old Michael Camiso was found Tuesday in Caratunk, Maine. Camiso went missing earlier in May, and it has been surmised that he

May 28, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus,

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles

May 15, 2018 : The Editors
20 of the Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

20 of the Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or

Apr 30, 2018 : The Editors
[Update: Nope is Alive!] Missing CDT Hiker: Matt Ryen aka “Nope”

[Update: Nope is Alive!] Missing CDT Hiker: Matt Ryen aka “Nope”

Update 4/26/18, 4:17pm MST: Nope is alive!  He posted to his Instagram account a short time ago. UPDATE: @trailname_nope is alive and well! Deep

Apr 25, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

Little makes a weary backpacker happier than peeling off dirty, wet hiking clothes and crawling into a sleeping bag at the end of a long day. While

Apr 17, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

After leaving Georgia at Bly Gap (mile 78), the Appalachian Trail climbs and descends through North Carolina for 96 miles, hits the Tennessee state

Apr 3, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

Your tent is one of the most important—if not the most important—piece of gear for your long-distance hike. It's literally your home away from home.

Mar 25, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

 The AT in Georgia is 79 miles long, starting at Springer Mountain outside Dahlonega, and stretching to the North Carolina border right before Bly

Mar 13, 2018 : The Editors