Inspiration

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

It’s been 12 years since I started collecting stories and portraits of northbound thru-hikers as they trek through their final state, Maine. Every year I am astounded by the hikers...

Jan 16, 2020 : Chris Bennett
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
OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

The majority of thru-hikers on America's National Scenic Trails are fresh out of college, falling right around low- to-mid 20s. There's a reason for that: taking several months away from...

Dec 28, 2019 : The Editors
Wisdom from 2019 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2019 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

A group of Triple Crowners talk with us about the their experiences on the CDT compared to the PCT and the AT.

Dec 5, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

To all the late-season SOBOs out there, we salute you. You are the fearless ones who go against the grain and fight to finish what you set out to do....

Dec 3, 2019 : Rachel S
The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50, as its name implies, circumnavigates 50 miles around Cranberry Lake.  The route mostly utilizes already existing trail, creating a continuous loop around the lake.  Along the

Nov 25, 2019 : Troy Zohner
How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

Often overlooked on the list of must-see parks in Utah, Capitol Reef National Park puts a unique spin on the classic red rocks of the Southwest. Soaring rock walls and...

Nov 21, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

We're interviewing two PCT thru-hikers who talked to us about packing out boxes of wine, high snow years, and shamanic demon urine rituals (yep).

Nov 20, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

While the average age of trail maintainers on the Appalachian Trail keeps getting older, there are two octogenarians who don't let age get in the way

Nov 18, 2019 : Bloodhound
Albania from North to South

Albania from North to South

Albania was a big question mark on our itinerary. Under a communist dictatorship until the end of the 1980s, the country was one of the most closed off in the...

Nov 18, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre