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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. We decided to let the Continental Divide Trail join in on the fun! Use the

Jul 23, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 22)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 22)

July is giving way to August, and the very first of the northbound thru-hikers are answering the siren song of Mount Katahdin. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

Chris and John at the start of their hike. The documentary has a beautifully unique voice and tone to it, thanks to the narration of retired chief NPS naturalist William...

Jul 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

It's just about that time again! Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. Here are a few of the best posts for your

Jul 16, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Outdoor Careers Part II: Interview with an Ecologist

Outdoor Careers Part II: Interview with an Ecologist

Along with being drawn to the beauty of the outdoors, hikers are fascinated by the wildlife we encounter on the trail. Most hikers are ecologically minded enough to stick to...

Jul 9, 2018 : Marina Clementi
9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Six Reasons to Visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Six Reasons to Visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

In very northern Minnesota, there are over a million acres of preserved wilderness just waiting for you. Sitting on the thick bedrock of the Canadian Shield and filled with lakes,...

Jun 27, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

This is the first in a series where we'll be chatting with people pursuing careers in the outdoor industry and related fields.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent some...

Jun 21, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

​Every year, thousands of hikers start their journey down the Appalachian Trail, each hopeful to earn the title of “thru-hiker” in a few months' time. While roughly 600 hikers will...

Jun 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus ten more to get off Mt. Whitney. Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt. Whitney. Trail Type: Shuttle end-to-end. Scenery:...

Jun 15, 2018 : Jim Rahtz