Inspiration

Best Day Hikes in the Memphis Area

Best Day Hikes in the Memphis Area

If you follow the paths that I lay out for you below, be prepared to experience incredible moments that are unique to the home of the blues. You will have...

Apr 13, 2020 : John Mecklin
Appalachian Trail Off the Table for This Year? Take a Look at the 77-Mile Foothills Trail

Appalachian Trail Off the Table for This Year? Take a Look at the 77-Mile Foothills Trail

The Foothills Trail runs from Oconee State Park to Table Rock State Park, both in South Carolina. In between, the path meanders through Sumter National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, land

Apr 10, 2020 : Jim Rahtz
“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

Through the Great Southwest is a newly released documentary film in which Darwin Rakestraw makes his directorial debut, in partnership with the Arizona Trail Association. The film follows the

Apr 6, 2020 : Effie Drew
[Film Highlight] “Highline”: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

[Film Highlight] “Highline”: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

Highline is a feature-length film that chronicles the history and splendor of the scarcely known Uinta Highline Trail (UHT), through the eyes of five friends who carry much more weight...

Apr 6, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

This is not what we pictured the hiking season of 2020 to look like. Just when we think that it'll be an injury, illness, family emergency, or fatigue that will...

Apr 5, 2020 : Effie Drew
The Best Podcasts for Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers

The Best Podcasts for Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or all of the above. For long-distance...

Apr 4, 2020 : The Editors
15 of Our Best Stories For Outdoor Education, Inspiration, and Entertainment

15 of Our Best Stories For Outdoor Education, Inspiration, and Entertainment

We aren't supposed to travel out of state, many of us aren't even going to work, and depending on your local recommendations, you might even be under a stay-at-home order....

Apr 1, 2020 : The Editors
Hiking Across the Mountains of Bulgaria

Hiking Across the Mountains of Bulgaria

Before arriving in Bulgaria, we never could have imagined that a country so close to ours was full of so many amazing mountains. Though the poorest country in the European...

Apr 1, 2020 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be on trail. But I can’t do that safely and ethically right now, so here I am social distancing instead. I don’t know how...

Mar 29, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

Within the past week, every community, industry, age range, and recreation subset has been flipped upside down. Everything from dinner reservations to planning for the entirety of 2020 has gone...

Mar 19, 2020 : The Editors