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Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

In 2018, the Grand Canyon slapped me upside the head. I was attempting a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim hike in two days, in freezing weather, without a sleeping pad, but I was detrimentally...

Nov 6, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Lessons Learned from My Long Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Lessons Learned from My Long Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Earlier this fall I spent twelve glorious, painful days out on Vermont’s Long Trail in an attempt to complete an end-to-end (the Long Trail’s term for a thru-hike) as my...

Nov 5, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter...

Nov 4, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

With beautiful foliage, crisp air, and a newfound lack of buzzing insects, autumn is an ideal time to go hiking.  But there’s a catch: hunting season. Although start dates vary...

Oct 29, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Is a Winter AT Thru-Hike Right for You?

Is a Winter AT Thru-Hike Right for You?

Are you planning an AT thru-hike for next year and wondering if you should start early? I started my successful thru-hike on February 3rd, 2018. A winter start is hard,...

Oct 27, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
12 Reasons You’ll Love (and Hate) Night Hiking

12 Reasons You’ll Love (and Hate) Night Hiking

The second full moon of October, the Blue Moon, will fall on Halloween night this year. What better way to celebrate the convergence of a rare lunar phenomenon and the...

Oct 26, 2020 : Kelly Floro
5 Tips to Help You Choose a Perfect Campsite Every Time

5 Tips to Help You Choose a Perfect Campsite Every Time

These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.

Oct 23, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Last week, a viral video showing a mountain lion following a Utah hiker up a trail for six tense minutes made waves on social media. However, critics say the media's...

Oct 20, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Uncomfortable Truth About Thru-Hiking and Weight Loss

The Uncomfortable Truth About Thru-Hiking and Weight Loss

"You're so skinny. Did you even bring food with you?" "I can feel your bones when I hug you—let's get you some pasta!" "Man, I should consider thru-hiking. You look...

Oct 19, 2020 : Katie Kommer
5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

Nowadays, traveling alone as a girl seems to be frowned upon. It’s seen as dangerous and unsafe. We’re told not to go out alone, especially in the wilderness. But why...

Oct 18, 2020 : Kaylin