Beyond the AT

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
Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

Reflecting on some of my earliest backpacking adventures, I sometimes wonder how I managed to survive. For example, over the Christmas / New Year’s holiday during my senior year of...

Jul 27, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – The First Three Weeks

Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – The First Three Weeks

Missoula, Montana. Home to our crew for the final few days before we set out on our southbound hike of the Continental Divide Trail. We gathered together our last minute...

Jul 18, 2017 : Pie
Everything Wonderland

Everything Wonderland

I dusted off the old gear. My Salomons and trekking poles were caked with mud from taking them up Mount Leconte. My Sawyer Mini was in desperate need of backflushing....

Jul 17, 2017 : Jennifer Williams
Disrupting Aging on the Pacific Northwest Trail

Disrupting Aging on the Pacific Northwest Trail

“They don’t let on, but I assume they think we are crazy.” This is what James Clare tells me when I ask how his friends and family are taking the...

Jul 13, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
Cathedral Cove: Must-do Beach Walk in New Zealand

Cathedral Cove: Must-do Beach Walk in New Zealand

Cathedral Cove is a beach hike that was recommended to us by a fellow 2016 AT thru-hiker, Pocahontas!  We trusted her judgement and made arrangements to WWOOF in the Coromandel...

Jul 4, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry