Beyond the AT

Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Hiking Isle Royale: What You Need to Know Isle Royale National Park is a narrow 45-mile-long island in Lake Superior Trail Type: Up to you! Piece together up to a...

Dec 5, 2017 : Amy
Best Sections of the International Appalachian Trail

Best Sections of the International Appalachian Trail

From mountaintops, farmland walks, and the sea, the International Appalachian Trail in Quebec offers a wide variety of landscapes and terrains. I hiked this trail last summer, and these are...

Dec 2, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

There are well over a hundred different trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the opportunity for a three-day hike gave my friends and me the overwhelming choice...

Nov 27, 2017 : Michael Bullard
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper,...

Oct 30, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

International Appalachian Trail at a Glance: Length: 650 kilometers (404 miles) Location: Canada, Province of Québec, Gaspé Peninsula Trail Type: Thru-hike with many options for day hikes and

Oct 21, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
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 shakedown before my Appalachian Trail...

Oct 20, 2017 : Amy Taylor
Thru Hiking Pennsylvania’s Horse-Shoe Trail

Thru Hiking Pennsylvania’s Horse-Shoe Trail

When I set the goal to thru hike the Horse Shoe trail in 2016 nearing the end of my 2,19 mile AT thru hike I never imagined a trail of...

Oct 20, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
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