Beyond the AT

Tahoe Rim Trail: I Couldn’t Hike 2,000 Miles This Summer, so I Did This Instead

Tahoe Rim Trail: I Couldn’t Hike 2,000 Miles This Summer, so I Did This Instead

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 170-mile loop trail that loops around, well, Lake Tahoe. On a map, it looks like this: Map courtesy of visitrenotahoe.com Through my inexpertly maneuvered...

Aug 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
How to Hike Every 4,000-Footer in the Rangeley Lakes Region in One Trip

How to Hike Every 4,000-Footer in the Rangeley Lakes Region in One Trip

After spending four days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine, I have compiled an itinerary of what one would need to do to hike every 4,000-footer in this region...

Aug 16, 2018 : Socked In
Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Since finishing up the AT last September, I’ve been on the lookout for my next backpacking experience. Scouting for the site of my next adventure (and first solo thru-hike), I...

Aug 16, 2018 : Marina Clementi
You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

The following is a guest post by Michael Seymour Blake I belt out some Bowie on the two and a half hour car ride to the Slide Mountain Wilderness. When Janet...

Aug 5, 2018 : Guest Post
Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

Breaking News: The Long Trail is Great

So, the long trail got not good, but great. Once you get out of Johnson, VT, and walk up the logging road for a few miles, then a snowmobile trail,...

Jul 22, 2018 : Alan Goodwin
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