Inspiration

Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
The End of Washington

The End of Washington

Bittersweet … that’s the best word that comes to mind.   Completing Washington on my SOBO thru-hike was a bittersweet moment.   It took me 32 days, with 2 zero...

Aug 22, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

No matter how experienced a hiker you are learning from those who have more miles under their boots (or trail runners) than you will have a huge impact on your...

Aug 12, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

Hooray! Your first desert vacation is booked and on the calendar. As you begin prepping your boots and letting dreams of red rocks fill your head, it’s important to start...

Jul 20, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nick is a thru-hiker, photographer, and dad. In the spring of 2021, Nick added another title to his list - published author. His book SToRIES uses an engaging combination of...

Jul 16, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Trek contributor Saoirse "Story" Ibargüen is an avid hiker, reader, and storyteller. She has hiked some of the most interesting trails across the globe (including the West Highland Way). After

Jul 15, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Whether you are a thru-hiker, aspiring hiker, or walk-around-your-block-after-work hiker, if you're reading this post then you must love the sights the AT has to offer.  With thru-hikes in full...

Jul 9, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

Note: Much of this hike is on Makah tribal lands, and the Makah reservation is currently closed to outside visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check local restrictions and...

Jul 8, 2021 : Dan Purdy
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston