Beyond the AT

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado I have been looking forward to writing this entry for months! (picture me dramatically coming in like Risky Business). I knew I needed a longer...

Oct 20, 2017 : Amy Taylor
Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

The following is a guest post courtesy of Erik Schlimmer, a Founding Member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route. Have a story to share? Submit it Blue Line to Blue...

Oct 2, 2017 : Guest Post
A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Sep 27, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

Quick Facts Distance: 30 miles Type: End-to-end, section hikes Location: Washington Park (southern end) to North end of Forest Park - Portland, Oregon Terrain: Old-growth Pacific

Sep 20, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

Nestled inside the  This is the room where so many corral to see if their dream comes true. Pro tip: Since the difficulty of obtaining a permit for The Wave ranks...

Aug 20, 2017 : Hashtag
More Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

More Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

That's me just after being dropped off at the trail head. The snow had melted by our next day backpacking. Backpacking in the Snow A year after the

Aug 15, 2017 : John Edward Harris
5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Getting to know different trails around the country (and on occasion, across the globe) is one of our favorite parts of having writers from every corner of the backpacking community. It's...

Aug 8, 2017 : The Editors
Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

At-a-Glance Distance: 26 miles Location: Traverses from Cooke City to East Rosebud Lake through the Absaroka Wilderness Type: End-to-end Trailheads: Clarks Fork (near Cooke City, MT) and East

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

New Hampshire's White Mountains are home some of the most challenging and beautiful trails in the country. The trails are often little more than eroded rockslides, navigated by boulder hopping and

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian