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New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

The Empire State is known throughout the AT community for being Total Distance: 3.6 miles (with longer options available) About The Hike: Located only an hour outside of NYC, Bear...

Jan 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

 We were pleasantly surprised to see how many people shared the In our first article, we talked about locations in countries for which info is pretty easy to obtain such...

Jan 17, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

My boyfriend and I will be hiking the PCT this summer, ending in Manning Park. For many, this moment will mark a bittersweet end to a long journey, to be...

Jan 13, 2018 : Alice Zhang
Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Lynn Shapiro, a.k.a Three-Guy, scans the trail in front of him looking at the trees lining the path. Nothing goes unnoticed when Lynn is out in nature. A small gully...

Jan 10, 2018 : Alexa Shapiro
Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

The suck is an inescapable aspect of long-distance backpacking; no one eludes it. It is savage and unrelenting. It also, if you manage not to flee from it, yields breathtaking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Notebook
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Northbound on the John Muir Trail: Part I

Northbound on the John Muir Trail: Part I

The John Muir Trail is arguably the most beautiful and sought out trail of the Lower 48. The conventional route is heading SOBO from the northern terminus in Yosemite, toward...

Jan 8, 2018 : Hashtag
Inside the Mind of Courtney Dauwalter: The Record-Breaking, Tough-as-a-Tank Ultra Runner

Inside the Mind of Courtney Dauwalter: The Record-Breaking, Tough-as-a-Tank Ultra Runner

"About 12 miles from the finish, my vision starting blurring from the sides.  It was gradual at first. I thought maybe it was my contacts acting up or my headlamp...

Jan 8, 2018 : Zach
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to all that...

Dec 18, 2017 : Raider
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob