Inspiration

International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

Combining a passion for thru-hiking with the intrigue of international travel is not as elusive as it seems. Whether it's a guiding trip along the Rim of Africa, or a...

Nov 4, 2019 : Katie Kommer
Incredible 2019 Thru-Hiker Transformations Part 2

Incredible 2019 Thru-Hiker Transformations Part 2

Thru-hiking takes a toll on a person. Mind, body, and spirit. While the transformations of mind and spirit might be the real change after several months in the outdoors, it's...

Oct 31, 2019 : Rachel S
Incredible 2019 Thru-Hiker Transformations Part I

Incredible 2019 Thru-Hiker Transformations Part I

Thru-hiking takes a toll on a person. Mind, body, and spirit. While the transformations of mind and spirit might be the real change after several months in the outdoors, it's...

Oct 24, 2019 : Rachel S
Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

The very name “Great Divide Trail” is a bit of a misnomer, implying a walk on a cleared two-foot-wide strip of dirt. Instead, this trail delivers so much more; part...

Oct 3, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

Jeff "Legend" Garmire was living the fast-paced life of a successful young professional when he gave it up to attempt a Calendar Year Triple Crown (CYTC). In 2016, Garmire became...

Sep 23, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

Rob Bird is what you call a trail angel: Someone who goes out of their way to help hikers along their journey by performing acts of trail magic. He is...

Sep 18, 2019 : Maximilian Armstrong
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 7, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 1 – 28

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 1 – 28

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 4, 2019 : Rachel S
How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

From idyllic rambles through mid-Atlantic farmland to epic alpine treks in the Northeast, the Appalachian Trail offers a multitude of adventures for every type of hiker. There’s no need to...

Aug 26, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 14, 2019 : Rachel S