Inspiration

How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

How to Explore Capitol Reef National Park’s Lesser-Known Backcountry

Often overlooked on the list of must-see parks in Utah, Capitol Reef National Park puts a unique spin on the classic red rocks of the Southwest. Soaring rock walls and...

Nov 21, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

We're interviewing two PCT thru-hikers who talked to us about packing out boxes of wine, high snow years, and shamanic demon urine rituals (yep).

Nov 20, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

While the average age of trail maintainers on the Appalachian Trail keeps getting older, there are two octogenarians who don't let age get in the way

Nov 18, 2019 : Bloodhound
Albania from North to South

Albania from North to South

Albania was a big question mark on our itinerary. Under a communist dictatorship until the end of the 1980s, the country was one of the most closed off in the...

Nov 18, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
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