Beyond the AT

Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

The idea of Hayduke Trail (HDT) was conceived in 1998 and is in fact not a trail at all, but an 800-ish mile route. It was designed by two adventurers...

Jan 5, 2019 : Megan Mondor
The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop offers a beautiful backpacking experience through some of the highest terrain in the Lower 48. The route travels around the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, using two of Colorado’s

Dec 28, 2018 : Troy Zohner
New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

GPT Pilot Trail At-a-Glance Trail: Pilot trail of the www.greatplainstrail.org Maps: The Great Plains Trail is America's newest long-distance trail. The brainchild of Steve Myers of Longmont, CO,

Dec 6, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
My Daughter Is an Aspiring 46er, Which Pretty Much Makes Me an Aspiring 46er

My Daughter Is an Aspiring 46er, Which Pretty Much Makes Me an Aspiring 46er

This past summer my teenage daughter and I embarked on attempting to hike the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. If we hike the 46 highest peaks in the 6.1-million acre Adirondack...

Dec 5, 2018 : Scott
When They Name the Wilderness: A Briefing on Toponyms

When They Name the Wilderness: A Briefing on Toponyms

When I was writing a guidebook to the 240-mile Trans Adirondack Route, History Inside the Blue Line and Place Names of the White Mountains and

Nov 28, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

I’ve been going through trail withdrawal hard since finishing my AT thru-hike in September. With winter quickly approaching and hiking season winding down, I decided to peel myself off my...

Nov 21, 2018 : Audrey Payne
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