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Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 2]

Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 2]

A few weeks ago we put out a call for backpacking poop stories shared anonymously, the idea being that anyone that had ever spent an extended period of time in...

Sep 4, 2018 : The Editors
Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

In our first ever live streaming episode, you the listeners call in with questions, comments and of course, stories. Eventually we wind up on the topic of animal encounters, so...

Aug 24, 2018 : Gary Sizer
A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

The “Wonderland Wanderers,” formerly known as Heather Reece, Tiffany Bartlett, Jeremy Bartlett, Lydia Williams, and Brian Williams, thru-hiked Washington's

Aug 24, 2018 : The Editors
We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

When asked about their first overnight trip, your average outdoor enthusiast may describe a perfect weekend spent ogling dramatic landscapes and sleeping under starry skies. But what they may be

Aug 15, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

The mosquitos got bad around Christie Springs, just after Ashland, Oregon. Actually, that’s not accurate. They got bad around Hyatt Lake campground. They got biblical around Christie

Mar 21, 2018 : Paul Barach
UL Tents: What You May Be Thinking But Were Afraid to Say

UL Tents: What You May Be Thinking But Were Afraid to Say

"Don't you just love that tent?" asked a bearded hiker as I walked by him on my way to fill up water bottles at a stream near the fully packed...

Jan 29, 2018 : Domonick Zanarini
Skip the Trip to Chafe Town

Skip the Trip to Chafe Town

Despite what instagram wants you to think, thru hiking the Appalachian Trail isn’t all gorgeous vistas, sexy hikers, and smiles. It’s also blisters, bruises, cuts, and tuna. And as far...

Jan 15, 2018 : Patrick Murray
Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of John Desilets. If you have a story to contribute, submit it The world is full of people with stories that would blow your...

Jan 11, 2018 : Guest Post
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

Take a stroll through the main drag in a trail town and you'll be able to pick out the thru-hikers pretty easily. Whether they're wearing an assortment of thrift-store neon,...

Nov 13, 2017 : The Editors