Beyond the AT

Planning for the Tour du Mont Blanc

Planning for the Tour du Mont Blanc

After reading Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a loop hike of ~110 miles with ~30,000 feet of elevation gain (and subsequent loss) that circumnavigates Mont Blanc massif, a 16,000-footer...

Jul 14, 2018 : Aubri Drake
Trans-Catalina Trail: Three Days of Oceanfront Views and Steep Climbs

Trans-Catalina Trail: Three Days of Oceanfront Views and Steep Climbs

Trans-Catalina At-a-Glance Distance: 36 miles Elevation gain: 8,000 feet Trail type: Point-to-point Location: Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California. Terrain: Desert like, sand

Jun 21, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus ten more to get off Mt. Whitney. Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt. Whitney. Trail Type: Shuttle end-to-end. Scenery:...

Jun 15, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

On June 10, 1977, James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, escaped from Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee along with six other convicts. For 55 hours...

Jun 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

We thru-hike to eat, and to eat whatever we want. Not that I have to twist your arm to want to hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across Spain,...

Jun 3, 2018 : Tide Walker
Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Never thought you’d see luxury and long-distance hiking in the same sentence, did you? Don’t think you have what it takes to go without a shower for a week, or miss...

May 31, 2018 : Tide Walker
Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Seven years ago, I passed through Harpers Ferry, WV for the first time, just after graduating high school. I was on a five-day bike tour with a friend, from Pittsburgh...

May 28, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Looking to tackle the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim challenge?  We've got ya covered.  The information below includes details on transportation, camping and permits, climate, weather, water, photos,

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
How Running Has Helped Post Thru-Hike

How Running Has Helped Post Thru-Hike

It’s been a year to the day since I started walking north to Maine. A lot changed during those five-and-a-half months of hiking. I ate whatever and whenever I wanted...

Apr 9, 2018 : Anna Zimmerman
The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

Length: 485 miles Location: The trail runs from near Denver to Durango, Colorado Trail Type: Out and back or shuttle Scenery: Classic Rocky Mountains with significant mileage above tree

Mar 23, 2018 : Jim Rahtz