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6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Are you a passionate day-hiker looking to break into the world of...

Feb 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of incredibly diverse hiking; from the dry and rugged Cedarberg in the west to the majestic Drakensberg in the east. Tucked away behind the popular...

Feb 15, 2020 : Zacc Larkin
10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

In 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recorded 1,173 people as finishing the Appalachian Trail, and 1,013 of them were thru-hikers. On the Pacific Crest Trail, it's just as crowded.  The...

Dec 18, 2019 : Erik Schlimmer
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many hikers consider Maine to

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50, as its name implies, circumnavigates 50 miles around Cranberry Lake.  The route mostly utilizes already existing trail, creating a continuous loop around the lake.  Along the

Nov 25, 2019 : Troy Zohner
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Somewhere in the vast green forest of New Hampshire, the Appalachian Trail steals across a small stream called Oliverian Brook, which snakes through a notch of the same name. This...

Nov 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Vermont beckons with

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Trail Profile: South Dakota’s Centennial Trail

Trail Profile: South Dakota’s Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is a 123-mile trail that winds through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Traversing ponderosa-pine forests, pastures, and open grasslands, the trail passes by several lakes and

Sep 11, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Tabletop Track: A Rarely Traveled 40 Kilometers of Australian Wilderness

Tabletop Track: A Rarely Traveled 40 Kilometers of Australian Wilderness

The following is a Guest Post by Lora Gene Young. To send your own story or submit a post, email [email protected] Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia...

Sep 7, 2019 : Guest Post
The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

Eearlier this month, I, along with everybody's favorite Viking who walks good, along with his longtime buddy, Lt. Cookoo Bird, set out to complete Andrew Skurka's Wind River High Route. ...

Aug 22, 2019 : Zach