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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
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

Nestled inside the  This is the room where so many corral to see if their dream comes true. Pro tip: Since the difficulty of obtaining a permit for The Wave ranks...

Aug 20, 2017 : Hashtag
Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

At-a-Glance Distance: 26 miles Location: Traverses from Cooke City to East Rosebud Lake through the Absaroka Wilderness Type: End-to-end Trailheads: Clarks Fork (near Cooke City, MT) and East

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Kepler Track, New Zealand

Located in the heart of Milford Track, and the keas.  They have a reputation for destruction since they like to pick away at things with their strong beaks (i.e. windshield...

May 18, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Though it occasionally appears on lists of "short long trails" in the US, Pennsylvania's Loyalsock Trail is still fairly unknown. That's unfortunate, because not only is it a wonderful scenic...

Apr 28, 2017 : Brian Cipperly
Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Hiking the AT in North Carolina is a roller coaster - literally. So many ups and downs. So many unnecessarily steep ups and downs. Basically, the mountains in North Carolina...

Apr 18, 2017 : snapchat
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

Leaving Franklin We got one last round of pancakes and bacon before checking out and heading to Haven's Budget Inn to get a shuttle back to the trail. Mr. Ron...

Apr 16, 2017 : Stubbs