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The Thru-Hiker Metamorphosis, Part 2: Mind

The Thru-Hiker Metamorphosis, Part 2: Mind

The Pre and Post Aspiring thru-hikers take to the trails for a variety of reasons. For some, a long-distance hike is a physical challenge unlike any other; out-of-shape hikers seek...

Sep 18, 2019 : Sean Speckin
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Sep 17, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As thousands of aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hikers began their trek north from Georgia in 2019, they were joined by a new breed of hiker—trail ambassadors who serve as role models...

Sep 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
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
Rainy Days in the Bob: The Road to Glacier

Rainy Days in the Bob: The Road to Glacier

Sitting in East Glacier Park waiting until our permitted day to enter. Only Glacier National Park is left. A hundred miles of crown jewel hiking lies between me and the...

Sep 10, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Three-Year Hike Across Canada’s 24,000km-Long Great Trail Completes Second Province!

Three-Year Hike Across Canada’s 24,000km-Long Great Trail Completes Second Province!

To see our previous progress across Newfoundland and Cape Spear as we hike for 3 years along 24,000 km across Canada on the longest recreation trailway in the world, The...

Sep 9, 2019 : Sonya
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven Two-Person Shelter

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven Two-Person Shelter

In the course of my hiking career I've used three different tents: a low-priced, two-person freestanding model (roomy and easy to set up, but heavy); a cramped single (nickname: "The...

Sep 9, 2019 : Ken Nail
Never Say Never:  My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

Never Say Never: My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

For those of you who follow my blog, you will remember that my body finally cried "Uncle!" after nearly 15 weeks of hard backpacking from Harpers Ferry, WV,  to Andover,...

Sep 8, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Would You Go Hiking in Kosovo?

Would You Go Hiking in Kosovo?

If we tell you that we went hiking in Kosovo, are there other images than tanks and peacekeepers coming to your mind? There should be, because there is so much...

Sep 7, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Badger’s Long Trail Gear List

Badger’s Long Trail Gear List

After hiking an 80-mile section of the AT, the first 30% of the Oregon Coast Trail, a 100-mile section of the CDT (which was supposed to be the Pfiffner Traverse),...

Sep 6, 2019 : Zach