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Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Dee Dauphinee MSRP: $26.95 (240 pages. Release date June 2019) Publisher: Down East Books The story of thru-hiker Gerry "Inchworm" Largay was captured in headlines: lost on the Appalachian Trail

Feb 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

Circumstances of Review I used this balaclava on multiple cold weather hikes in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where temperatures hovered around 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit. I paired the product with a

Dec 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
​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
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gossamer Gear has been a prominent brand in ultralight backpacking for almost 20 years. They have a reputation for simple, lightweight, high-functioning gear. I used the Silverback 50 on my...

Apr 19, 2018 : Pie
Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance

Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance

Mar 22, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Earl Shaffer was both the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and to NOLS) was pioneering and perfecting minimum impact camping, which later morphed into Leave No Trace (The...

Nov 17, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Image via: thenorthface.com In recent years, trail runners have become all the rage among ultralight backpackers. They're comfortable, require little to no "break-in" time, and are exceptionally

Nov 9, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or strategy every week of a...

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors
Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

I just bought a Lightheart Gear Duo tent, got it in the mail yesterday and set it up in my backyard for the first time this morning.  Here’s a link...

Aug 17, 2017 : Brian Lewis
Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of The Appalachian Forest, A Search For Roots and Renewal by Chris Bolgiano (Stackpole Books, 1988, 280 pages) Anyone backpacking the Appalachian Trail between Springer Mountain and the

May 25, 2017 : John Edward Harris