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Three Things I’ve Learned from Hiking

Three Things I’ve Learned from Hiking

Over the past couple of years of planning for the AT, I've done a number of day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips. I've also read a lot of books detailing...

Apr 27, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Before I started my thru-hike in 2015, I was obsessive about getting my pack as light as possible. I cut the tags out of my clothing, spent thousands of dollars...

Apr 27, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My first exposure to long-distance hiking came abruptly and painfully in 2013, when I joined my girlfriend at the time for roughly 100 miles along the PCT. Doodles was thru-hiking...

Apr 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

Deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail is quite an undertaking. For those interested in thru-hike planning, there's some basic logistics that have to be considered. Based on Leave No Trace,...

Apr 26, 2017 : Danielle
Giving Back: Outdoor Organizations Worthy of Supporting

Giving Back: Outdoor Organizations Worthy of Supporting

This is the year you're going to be more involved. That was the resolution, right? Whether it's political, donating time, money, or resources, why not use your love of the outdoors as...

Apr 24, 2017 : Brian Cipperly
Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

As I sit down to write this article, I’m flooded with memories from the trail. And to think, each hiker has as many memories as I do. This is about...

Apr 23, 2017 : Jamie Byarlay
Put A Knot Around Your Finger: Easily Forgotten Backpacking Gear

Put A Knot Around Your Finger: Easily Forgotten Backpacking Gear

The goal for many folks heading into the backcountry is to carry as little weight as possible. Even though this often means bringing less gear, packing for your first trip...

Apr 20, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

If you're reading this, you might not be a thru-hiker. In fact, you might not be a backpacker at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't learn to be...

Apr 10, 2017 : Dragin
3 Performance Hacks for the Preseason

3 Performance Hacks for the Preseason

For optimal performance you need to stay on track. When it’s go time, you need to be prepared. Practice may make perfect but what you practice can either make or...

Apr 9, 2017 : Aria Zoner