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2017 was the Year of Fire and Ice. What’s next?

2017 was the Year of Fire and Ice. What’s next?

Wildfires on the PCT While following several thru-hiker's social media accounts this year, it was hard not to notice how the trail was disturbed by wildfires (and snow cups). The...

Nov 16, 2017 : Liliana Hallman
A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

I had known it was supposed to get cold but that night. The ‘21’ that had displayed on the screen earlier in the day didn’t quite register until I couldn’t...

Nov 16, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper,...

Nov 14, 2017 : Ben Barrett
This soul was made for walkin – and that’s just what I’ll do.

This soul was made for walkin – and that’s just what I’ll do.

Time to answer that question asked by so many when they hear of my plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail…”why?”. First, and most importantly, I LOVE BACKPACKING!  I simply love...

Nov 14, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
HURRY: Snag a Kelty Cosmic 20 for just $68!

HURRY: Snag a Kelty Cosmic 20 for just $68!

The holiday season is a great time to stock up on gear, and we are starting to see some fantastic deals come our way. Currently, there is a way to...

Nov 13, 2017 : Brandon Chase
Mexico

Mexico

Thru hiking goes like this. If you close your eyes and take a deep breath in, then keep your mouth closed and let it out real slow - that’s the...

Nov 10, 2017 : Kate Bradley
The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

From November 10 until November 20, there is a lot of hiker-centric gear on sale at REI. Planning ahead and shopping sales is a smart move for gearing up for...

Nov 10, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Black Friday: REI Says Opt-Outside, but I Won’t

Black Friday: REI Says Opt-Outside, but I Won’t

Black Friday: To Opt-Outside, or to Shop? As November has begun, people are starting to think about what they’re thankful for. With November comes Thanksgiving, and with Thanksgiving comes Black

Nov 9, 2017 : Liliana Hallman
Review and Video: DutchWare Half-Zipped Netted Hammock

Review and Video: DutchWare Half-Zipped Netted Hammock

 Basic Specs:  Hennessy Hammocks or beetle buckle suspension (shown in pics above) with the hammock which makes the setup of the hammock incredibly easy with no need to fuss with whoopie...

Nov 9, 2017 : Chris Guynn
AT 8: Connecticut… Connecting the Footsteps

AT 8: Connecticut… Connecting the Footsteps

As always, a compilation video and photos of the state follow this update! Connecticut In terms of miles, Connecticut, comprising 51 miles, barely makes an appearance on the 2189.8 mile...

Nov 6, 2017 : Koty Sapp