Inspiration

Finishing the New England 67 Four-Thousand Footers

Finishing the New England 67 Four-Thousand Footers

The Beginning of the End I want to remember it all. Every moment, smell, sound, all the feelings I felt - the smiles and tears. I did the thing I...

Aug 18, 2018 : Socked In
Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Since finishing up the AT last September, I’ve been on the lookout for my next backpacking experience. Scouting for the site of my next adventure (and first solo thru-hike), I...

Aug 16, 2018 : Marina Clementi
We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

When asked about their first overnight trip, your average outdoor enthusiast may describe a perfect weekend spent ogling dramatic landscapes and sleeping under starry skies. But what they may be

Aug 15, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Spending time in nature is one of the best antidotes to Western society's fast-paced, consumer-driven world. Whether you're looking to spend a couple of hours or a couple of months...

Aug 14, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

When many people think of mountains, it's easy for the mind to immediately turn to the splendor of the Rockies, the majesty of the High Sierra, or the rugged peaks...

Aug 9, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
From the Pyrenees to the Alps: Two Months Hiking Across France

From the Pyrenees to the Alps: Two Months Hiking Across France

Almost four months after the beginning of our journey in the Hidden Wonders After the Pyrenees, we basically followed a North-East cape to Gruissan crossing the Pyrenees-Orientales and

Aug 5, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 30)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 30)

July is giving way to August, and the very first of the northbound thru-hikers are answering the siren song of Mount Katahdin. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new

Aug 4, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
I Was Made for This Outdoor Life

I Was Made for This Outdoor Life

Slowly, I make my way up the mountain. My trail family has already made it to the top of Spy Rock and has been waiting there for a while. They...

Jul 25, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Careers in the Outdoors Part III: Interview with a Camp Director

Careers in the Outdoors Part III: Interview with a Camp Director

Most people have been stuck in a rut on the road to professional fulfillment at one time or another. Hikers in particular often fear the Dystopian Office Job, feeling stifled...

Jul 24, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

On July 18, Harvey Lewis finished his FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail. His 49-day, 15-hour hike is the eighth fastest all time. Harvey started his supported attempt on May...

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian