Inspiration

Meet the Women Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking from South America to the Arctic Ocean

Meet the Women Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking from South America to the Arctic Ocean

For the past three years, Bethany "Fidgit" Hughes and Lauren "Neon" Reed have been on a journey spanning countries, thousands of miles, and multiple continents. And they're far from done....

Nov 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Films that Capture the Essence of Long-Trail Hiking

Films that Capture the Essence of Long-Trail Hiking

Amid my last adventure, all at once, my freedom of choice and free will were stripped away from me.

Nov 10, 2018 : Bret
The  Most Beautiful Spots from Our 290-Mile Hike Through Switzerland

The Most Beautiful Spots from Our 290-Mile Hike Through Switzerland

While preparing our adventure in Europe, especially the crossing of the Alps, we planned to walk a few hundred kilometers in Switzerland, the ultimate mountainous country. Neither of us really...

Nov 7, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

How to go Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is a land of red rocks, filled with mesas, canyons, buttes, and arches sprawling across 337,598 acres. It’s like walking on the moon or Mars without ever...

Oct 29, 2018 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

La Cloche Silhouette Trail: 48 Miles in the Canadian Shield

La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a 48-mile trail found in Killarney Provincial Park in Northern Ontario. The signage in the park suggest taking a minimum of seven to ten days...

Oct 26, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
2018 Thru-Hiker Transformation Photos

2018 Thru-Hiker Transformation Photos

While the real transformation happens inside the soul of a thru-hiker, it doesn’t mean we don’t love to see what 2,000 miles of hiking looks like from start to finish. From bright-eyed...

Oct 25, 2018 : The Editors
Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Fall

Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Fall

As the final northbound thru-hiker summits Katahdin and hiking season comes to an end, there is a quietness that falls over the AT. It’s worth it to wait a few...

Oct 25, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

The Appalachian Trail was first thru-hiked in 1948 by Earl Shaffer, and since then, more than 15,000 people have traversed its entire length. It's the best-known long trail in America....

Oct 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Fall comes early to the Dolly Sods Wilderness, a windswept plateau astride the Allegheny Front in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest.  With elevations reaching 4,700 feet, the climate and

Oct 17, 2018 : Guest Post
Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber is an Alabama native who has lived in Louisiana for 18 years. He began hiking just seven years ago in the Louisiana Hikes, a great resource for information...

Oct 11, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah