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How to Bikepack Across Ohio on the Ohio to Erie Trail

How to Bikepack Across Ohio on the Ohio to Erie Trail

Bikepacking the Ohio to Erie Trail Length: 326 miles Location: The trail runs from the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland Trail Type: Out and back or...

Feb 20, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
Hiking the New England 67 4,000-Footers

Hiking the New England 67 4,000-Footers

After completing the New Hampshire 48 4,000-footers, local hikers may find themselves wondering what to do next. Many continue on to pursue New England 67. Summiting 19 more peaks after...

Jan 29, 2019 : Socked In
Variations of the New Hampshire 48 4,000-Footer List

Variations of the New Hampshire 48 4,000-Footer List

Reaching a goal is an amazing feeling. Whether it’s the completion of a thru-hike or graduating college, the accomplishment makes the toil and sweat worth the effort. It can also...

Jan 24, 2019 : Socked In
The Best Backpacking Loops in Colorado’s Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

The Best Backpacking Loops in Colorado’s Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

In a state known for mountains, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness stands out among Colorado's mountainous locales.  The stunning Elk Range towers with dramatic peaks. Located just outside of

Jan 21, 2019 : Troy Zohner
Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

The numbers are daunting. About 70 percent of AT thru-hikers are men. Mostly twentysomething men. They dominate the shelters, the trail, the culture. For men and women, hiking more than...

Jan 15, 2019 : The Editors
Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

For nine days 12-year-old Donn Fendler struggled through the wilderness surrounding Mount Katahdin in Maine, lost after being separated from his father, brothers, and friends while hiking the

Jan 9, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Grafton Loop Trail: 39 Miles of Scenic Backpacking in Western Maine

Grafton Loop Trail: 39 Miles of Scenic Backpacking in Western Maine

The Grafton Loop Trail offers a great taste of backpacking in Maine's rugged mountains.  Compared to the venerable trails just over the border in New Hampshire, the Grafton Loop is...

Jan 7, 2019 : Troy Zohner
Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

Hiking the Hayduke: Welcome to the Wild, Wild (South)West

The idea of Hayduke Trail (HDT) was conceived in 1998 and is in fact not a trail at all, but an 800-ish mile route. It was designed by two adventurers...

Jan 5, 2019 : Megan Mondor
After Tens of Thousands of Miles, Has Hiking Legend “Nimblewill Nomad” Finally Retired?

After Tens of Thousands of Miles, Has Hiking Legend “Nimblewill Nomad” Finally Retired?

At age 80, one of the most accomplished long-distance hikers in the world has settled atop a mountain in eastern Alabama. Has Nimblewill Nomad's long odyssey finally come to an...

Jan 2, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop: 160 Miles Around the Heart of the Colorado Rockies

The Collegiate Loop offers a beautiful backpacking experience through some of the highest terrain in the Lower 48. The route travels around the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, using two of Colorado’s

Dec 28, 2018 : Troy Zohner