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New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which of New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers was my favorite I'd have a couple hundred dollars. Which isn't very...

Oct 16, 2018 : Socked In
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 outdoors from partaking.  Of course...

Oct 15, 2018 : The Editors
Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  ---Henry Ford Picture this... you’re on a long, uphill slog on the mountain of your dreams where you...

Oct 12, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering 19,341 feet above the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. The first ascent was made by German mountaineer Hans

Oct 11, 2018 : Brandon Chase
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 looking to get out into the backcountry...

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors
Longer Hikes and Fewer Crowds: The Best of Acadia National Park

Longer Hikes and Fewer Crowds: The Best of Acadia National Park

Occupying approximately 47,000 acres across Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine lies Acadia National Park. Although one of the smallest national parks by size, it is also...

Sep 28, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

The Trek is thrilled to introduce a new series through

Sep 25, 2018 : Zach
How to Section Hike Virginia III: Daleville to Waynesboro

How to Section Hike Virginia III: Daleville to Waynesboro

Section Hike Virginia: Daleville to Waynesboro At-a-Glance Distance: 134 miles Terrain type: A mix of ridge walking and woodlands with some higher elevation sections and several long descents and

Sep 18, 2018 : Ken Nail
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Pick Your Celebrity Thru-Hiker Fantasy League

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Pick Your Celebrity Thru-Hiker Fantasy League

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email [email protected] and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Sep 12, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
How to Hike the West Highland Way: 96 Miles Through the Scottish Highlands

How to Hike the West Highland Way: 96 Miles Through the Scottish Highlands

Completed in 1980, the West Highland Way is a 96-mile linear long-distance footpath in Scotland running from the town of Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the...

Sep 5, 2018 : Brandon Chase