Inspiration

The Great Ocean Walk: 104 Kilometers of Stunning Variety in Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Walk: 104 Kilometers of Stunning Variety in Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Walk is the hike where I fell for thru-hiking. Starting in Apollo Bay and ending at the Twelve Apostles, this coastal trail packs a lifetime of experiences...

May 27, 2019 : Dawn Brintnall
The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

In an attempt to give Texas a desirable long trail, two Texas backpackers headed to the Big Bend region to create a new 100 mile trail. The Big Bend 100...

May 24, 2019 : Alex Murphy
TEARing Across Europe

TEARing Across Europe

Thousands of us aspire to hike across the United States each year, whether it’s via the PCT, the AT, or the CDT. For a lot of us, one long-distance thru-hike...

May 22, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Thru-Hiking the 1,100-Mile Florida Trail With My Blind Dog

Thru-Hiking the 1,100-Mile Florida Trail With My Blind Dog

Katana and I have been hiking together since our maiden thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2014. She was three years old and I was 24. In 2016 we began...

May 17, 2019 : Kyle Rohrig
The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail is a 1200-mile route crossing the northern reaches of Montana, Idaho and Washington. This year the trail celebrates its tenth anniversary as a National...

Apr 26, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

Now that I've moved out to Colorado, Western wilderness adventures are that much more accessible. To keep myself sane while working a desk job and dreaming of my next long...

Apr 22, 2019 : Audrey Payne
Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Rachael “Rabbit” DeLano | April 21st–Sept 1st NOBO "All of us were so different but had a common goal and that is very bonding." Favorite trail town and why? Leadville....

Apr 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Cory, aka "Second Chance Hiker" is trying to lose a whole lot more than that: 200 pounds. That's a whole person.

Apr 18, 2019 : Gary Sizer
The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. It’s a...

Apr 15, 2019 : Effie Drew
How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) is a 750-mile route through the high desert country of Eastern Oregon. In the shape of a lopsided W, the Oregon Desert Trail made is up...

Apr 9, 2019 : Katie Gerber