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Rhode Island North South Trail: 78 Miles From the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts

Rhode Island North South Trail: 78 Miles From the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts

Basic Info Length: 78+ miles Location: Rhode Island, USA Trail Type: End-to-end Time to thru-hike: Allow about five days Scenery: The trail runs north from the Atlantic Ocean. It traverses

Jan 23, 2018 : Smokebeard
Why Thru-Hike? To Rediscover Self, Embrace Nature

Why Thru-Hike? To Rediscover Self, Embrace Nature

I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail because: I want to take the path less traveled to redirect my outlook on our world today. I am in charge of my life,...

Jan 21, 2018 : Cori Keatts
Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

The above Appalachian Trail Map was put together by talented designer, thru-hiker, and Trek Blogger AWOL's 2016 guide. Minor changes in landmark mileages are to be expected as the trail is...

Jan 19, 2018 : The Editors
New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

The Empire State is known throughout the AT community for being Total Distance: 3.6 miles (with longer options available) About The Hike: Located only an hour outside of NYC, Bear...

Jan 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

 We were pleasantly surprised to see how many people shared the In our first article, we talked about locations in countries for which info is pretty easy to obtain such...

Jan 17, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

My boyfriend and I will be hiking the PCT this summer, ending in Manning Park. For many, this moment will mark a bittersweet end to a long journey, to be...

Jan 13, 2018 : Alice Zhang
Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Lynn Shapiro, a.k.a Three-Guy, scans the trail in front of him looking at the trees lining the path. Nothing goes unnoticed when Lynn is out in nature. A small gully...

Jan 10, 2018 : Alexa Shapiro
Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

The suck is an inescapable aspect of long-distance backpacking; no one eludes it. It is savage and unrelenting. It also, if you manage not to flee from it, yields breathtaking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Notebook
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Northbound on the John Muir Trail: Part I

Northbound on the John Muir Trail: Part I

The John Muir Trail is arguably the most beautiful and sought out trail of the Lower 48. The conventional route is heading SOBO from the northern terminus in Yosemite, toward...

Jan 8, 2018 : Hashtag