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Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Within Shenandoah National Park you’ll find over 500 miles of hiking trails, offering you many opportunities to explore the backcountry away from Skyline Drive and the busy pedestrian highway of...

May 10, 2018 : Ken Nail
Failing to Finish Your Hike and Why It’s OK

Failing to Finish Your Hike and Why It’s OK

"The mountains will always be there." You hear this phrase tumble over the lips of fellow hikers when admitting defeat. And nobody likes to say it, but we all fail...

Apr 27, 2018 : Socked In
87-Year-Old “Pappy” Attempting to Become the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

87-Year-Old “Pappy” Attempting to Become the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

On March 3, 2018, Victor "Pappy" Kubilius set out from Springer Mountain, GA, for a hike that is set to go into the AT record books. If he finishes, it...

Apr 26, 2018 : Bloodhound
Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

At-A-Glance Length: 42-48 miles, depending on which trailheads you choose to start and finish your hike Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Northern Arizona Trail Type: Out-and-Back, unless you

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah National Park offers some great opportunities for those who are ready to take a hike. The Appalachian Trail runs the length of the...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ken Nail
460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

From the Algarve’s beautiful beaches, to the mountains of Centro, through the rural Alentejo and the trails of the     In Alentejo, we discovered two beautiful Natural Reserves, the...

Apr 2, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

From Walden and A Walk in the Woods, certain books seem to come up over and over among the literary on trail. (My trail name is Librarian, so maybe I...

Apr 2, 2018 : Marina Clementi
The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

Winter hiking is very beautiful. Winter camping is cold AF. When I started my SOBO AT thru-hike in June of 2017 I did not foresee a January 2018 finish, but...

Mar 26, 2018 : Sarah Karner
The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

The Colorado Trail: Epic Big-Mountain Hiking at its Finest

Length: 485 miles Location: The trail runs from near Denver to Durango, Colorado Trail Type: Out and back or shuttle Scenery: Classic Rocky Mountains with significant mileage above tree

Mar 23, 2018 : Jim Rahtz