Beyond the AT

How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is a land of red rocks, filled with mesas, canyons, buttes, and arches sprawling across 337,598 acres. It’s like walking on the moon or Mars without ever...

Oct 29, 2018 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The idea for the Table Rock State Park in the north/east to Lake Jocassee, and, on the eastern half of the trail, steep climbs of up to 2,000 feet that rival...

Oct 19, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

In the age of global warming, wildfires are becoming more widespread, more frequent, and lasting longer than ever before. If you're interested in saving the planet (or at least mitigating...

Oct 15, 2018 : Marina Clementi
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

I took away a lot of things from my 2016 thru-hike. I have lifelong friends, amazing pictures, an even greater appreciation for the outdoors, and I acquired many life skills...

Oct 13, 2018 : Shay Hunter
The Bay Area Ridge Trail: Bays, Bridges, and Some Really Big Trees

The Bay Area Ridge Trail: Bays, Bridges, and Some Really Big Trees

I first heard about the Bay Area Ridge Trail a week after returning to California from my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Lost in that post thru-hike daze and searching for concrete...

Oct 3, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Tahoe Rim Trail: I Couldn’t Hike 2,000 Miles This Summer, so I Did This Instead

Tahoe Rim Trail: I Couldn’t Hike 2,000 Miles This Summer, so I Did This Instead

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170-mile loop trail that loops around, well, Lake Tahoe. On a map, it looks like this: Map courtesy of visitrenotahoe.com Through my inexpertly maneuvered...

Aug 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
How to Hike Every 4,000-Footer in the Rangeley Lakes Region in One Trip

How to Hike Every 4,000-Footer in the Rangeley Lakes Region in One Trip

After spending four days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine, I have compiled an itinerary of what one would need to do to hike every 4,000-footer in this region...

Aug 16, 2018 : Socked In
Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Since finishing up the AT last September, I’ve been on the lookout for my next backpacking experience. Scouting for the site of my next adventure (and first solo thru-hike), I...

Aug 16, 2018 : Marina Clementi
You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

The following is a guest post by Michael Seymour Blake I belt out some Bowie on the two and a half hour car ride to the Slide Mountain Wilderness. When Janet...

Aug 5, 2018 : Guest Post
Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

So, the long trail got not good, but great. Once you get out of Johnson, VT, and walk up the logging road for a few miles, then a snowmobile trail,...

Jul 22, 2018 : Alan Goodwin