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[Film Highlight] Highline: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

[Film Highlight] Highline: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

Highline is a feature-length film that chronicles the history and splendor of the scarcely known Uinta Highline Trail (UHT), through the eyes of five friends who carry much more weight...

Apr 6, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Our Toxic Conversations, Not Coronavirus, Will Destroy the Hiking Community

Our Toxic Conversations, Not Coronavirus, Will Destroy the Hiking Community

My husband isn't a hiker, so I am always telling him about the hiking community. I share with him how friendly hikers are and how much they care for other...

Mar 30, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
9 Books about Thru-Hiking and the Outdoors to Read During Quarantine

9 Books about Thru-Hiking and the Outdoors to Read During Quarantine

Hello everyone, and welcome to our updated reality. Instead of trail updates and backpacking roundups, we're doing yoga on our floors and realizing the Netflix selection is worse than we...

Mar 24, 2020 : The Editors
Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

In the grand scheme of people, events, and industries impacted by the coronavirus, a thru-hike falls somewhere in the middle. It's a huge commitment and has a major impact on...

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Interviewing an Artist: Elina Osborne on her PCT Film Experience

Interviewing an Artist: Elina Osborne on her PCT Film Experience

It is no secret that thru-hiking is good for the soul, but some people find that a months-long sojourn in the wilderness also does wonders for their creative sides. Year...

Feb 11, 2020 : Rachel S
What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

"But what about the kids?" I had just finished my excited announcement to my father-in-law as we sat across his well-worn dining room table. He was a joyful man that...

Feb 10, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The Future Is Female: Women in Ultralight Backpacking

The Future Is Female: Women in Ultralight Backpacking

“There seems to be a miscommunication, that UL just means driving up miles but what it can mean is including so many more people.” JPD began our conversation talking about...

Feb 4, 2020 : Caro
A History of Northeast Peakbagging Part II: Winter

A History of Northeast Peakbagging Part II: Winter

As the follow-up article to A History of Northeast Peakbagging I, this time we explore the antiquity of Northeast mountain climbing during winter.  If you read that first article, you...

Jan 30, 2020 : Erik Schlimmer
When Hiking a Long-Distance Trail Is the Road to Recovery

When Hiking a Long-Distance Trail Is the Road to Recovery

While serving in Iraq in the early 2000s, Will Robinson was rummaging through a box of books when he found an unlikely distraction: A guide to hiking the Pacific Crest...

Jan 9, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Book Review: “The Unlikely Thru-Hiker” Is a Dreadfully Delightful Memoir

Book Review: “The Unlikely Thru-Hiker” Is a Dreadfully Delightful Memoir

The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey Author: Derick Lugo MSRP: $19.95 (210 pp.; August 2019) Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books These days, thru-hiking memoirs are as

Dec 11, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans