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Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

In just a few short years, Logan, Utah-based Altra Running shoes has taken the American long-distance hiking world by storm. I had never heard of the company until my first...

Aug 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Excerpt and Review of Caroline Van Hemert’s “The Sun is a Compass”

Excerpt and Review of Caroline Van Hemert’s “The Sun is a Compass”

If there existed an advanced degree in adventuring, Caroline Van Hermert would have earned it several times over. Her travels have taken her all over the planet, from Alaska to...

May 13, 2019 : Rachel S
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

When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail Author: Dee Dauphinee MSRP: $26.95 (240 pages. Release date June 2019) Publisher: Down East Books The...

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

Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

​Montbell Down Balaclava Product Specs: MSRP: $59 Weight: 3.1 ounces Insulation: 800 Fill Power EX Down Outer material: Ten-denier Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon with a standard DWR

Dec 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

The High Sierra Trail Outmersive Films, 2018 "When you hike the High Sierra Trail, your mind begins to follow your body, instead of the other way around. You enter into...

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

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House (available April 10,

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

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Shaffer’s book is memoir about his first AT thru-hike, not a detailed section-by-section description of the trail or a technical “how to” guide to thru-hiking the AT.

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

The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots ​Basic Specs:​ MSRP: $150.00 Weight: 1 lb 6 oz / pair (based on Women’s 7) Materials: Upper - Synthetic mesh, synthetic leather,...

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