Inspiration

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

At-A-Glance Length: 42-48 miles, depending on which trailheads you choose to start and finish your hike Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Northern Arizona Trail Type: Out-and-Back, unless you

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah National Park offers some great opportunities for those who are ready to take a hike. The Appalachian Trail runs the length of the...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ken Nail
460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

From the Algarve’s beautiful beaches, to the mountains of Centro, through the rural Alentejo and the trails of the     In Alentejo, we discovered two beautiful Natural Reserves, the...

Apr 2, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

From Walden and A Walk in the Woods, certain books seem to come up over and over among the literary on trail. (My trail name is Librarian, so maybe I...

Apr 2, 2018 : Marina Clementi
The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

Winter hiking is very beautiful. Winter camping is cold AF. When I started my SOBO AT thru-hike in June of 2017 I did not foresee a January 2018 finish, but...

Mar 26, 2018 : Sarah Karner
The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

Length: 485 miles Location: The trail runs from near Denver to Durango, Colorado Trail Type: Out and back or shuttle Scenery: Classic Rocky Mountains with significant mileage above tree

Mar 23, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

This article is part two of a two part story on the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their goals for the CDT. If you missed the first article, you can read...

Mar 21, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

This article is the first half of a two-part story about the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their efforts to protect and finish building the CDT. Part II Here: Although...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s South District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s South District

The hiking landscape of Shenandoah National Park (SNP) is dominated by the Appalachian Trail. Like a backbone extending down the Blue Ridge, the AT runs the length of the park...

Mar 14, 2018 : Ken Nail