Inspiration

Vermont’s Long Trail: The First US Long-Distance Hiking Trail

Vermont’s Long Trail: The First US Long-Distance Hiking Trail

Length: 273 miles Location: The trail runs along the spine of the Green Mountains for the length of the state of Vermont Trail Type: End-to-End Scenery: Classic eastern mountains with...

Mar 9, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Today is International Women's Day and it seems fitting that I write about something that has been on my mind for some time now: what it feels like to be...

Mar 8, 2018 : Socked In
90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

Hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail with me in 90 seconds. From Springer Mountain to the border of North Carolina, this video features views from Blood Mountain and...

Mar 7, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Finishing the 48 4000-Footers of New Hampshire

Finishing the 48 4000-Footers of New Hampshire

Facing my fears Let me begin by saying I hate wind. I don't like hiking in it, I don't feel comfortable setting out on open trails in it, and even...

Mar 2, 2018 : Socked In
2018 PCT Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram

2018 PCT Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram

Whether you're hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year, planning a future hike or simply enjoy your newsfeed flooding with some of the most amazing landscapes this planet has to...

Mar 2, 2018 : Curtis Murley
How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of Aaron Sidder, Editor in Chief of Afield Trails. Afield Trails develops mobile apps for hikers to help them discover more about the places they...

Feb 28, 2018 : Guest Post
How the Trail Helped with My Anxiety

How the Trail Helped with My Anxiety

One in four people worldwide will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in their lives². I have been struggling with anxiety for many years, and have discovered,...

Feb 27, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI, proud supporters of those who opt to pursue their outdoor dreams. Head over to I’m currently in the process...

Feb 20, 2018 : Sponsored Post
What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Red-Lining: The Greatest Hiking Challenge You've Never Heard Of White Mountain National Forest is a legendary bastion of ruggedness. Appalachian Trail thru-hikers almost unanimously regard the

Feb 19, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

The 2018 Appalachian Trail hiking season is nearly upon us, and potential thru-hikers are setting off on an enormous journey. For me, having daily reminders of why I would even...

Feb 13, 2018 : Koty Sapp