Beyond the AT

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the...

Feb 18, 2019 : Kenny Howell
An Overview of Austin’s Violet Crown Trail and Other Urban-Accessed Trails

An Overview of Austin’s Violet Crown Trail and Other Urban-Accessed Trails

The following is a guest post by Alex Murphy Imagine walking out of your downtown apartment, stepping onto a trail, and ending up miles outside the city. While trails such...

Feb 15, 2019 : Guest Post
Four of Hong Kong’s Most Dazzling Thru-Hikes

Four of Hong Kong’s Most Dazzling Thru-Hikes

Hong Kong is a metropolis overflowing with great food, breathtaking vistas, and incredibly rich and diverse hiking. While Hong Kong doesn’t technically have any “thru-hikes,” there are four notable

Jan 28, 2019 : Brittney Woodrum
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 Durkin
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