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Everyone’s Got Baggage: Why We Don’t Weigh Sentimental Items

Everyone’s Got Baggage: Why We Don’t Weigh Sentimental Items

Despite a desire to keep base weight down, most hikers carry something "non-essential".

Oct 9, 2020 : Saoirse Ibarguen
How Climate Change Affects Long-Distance Hiking

How Climate Change Affects Long-Distance Hiking

In the past decade, outdoor enthusiasts have increasingly felt the impact of environmental degradation on our beloved wild places. Climate change is a growing concern, but it can be challenging...

Oct 7, 2020 : Kenna Sarae
The SNT: Aberfeldy to Kingussie

The SNT: Aberfeldy to Kingussie

At Last; the Epic Cairngorms! Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the United Kingdom at 4,528 square kilometres (1,748 square miles) and it is home to five...

Oct 2, 2020 : Rosanna Brost
Backpacker Radio 82 | Dan Durston on Designing Gear and Hiking the Great Divide Trail

Backpacker Radio 82 | Dan Durston on Designing Gear and Hiking the Great Divide Trail

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Dan Durston.  Dan is the gear nerd's gear nerd.  In addition to hiking the PCT and...

Sep 28, 2020 : Elise Ott
Why Are the 2020 Wildfires so Bad, and How Will They Affect the PCT?

Why Are the 2020 Wildfires so Bad, and How Will They Affect the PCT?

The American West is burning—but then, you probably already knew that. Even if you’re not one of the millions who currently live in eerie, red, smoke-darkened proximity to the flames...

Sep 24, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Meet Barney “Scout” Mann: Triple Crowner, Trail Angel, Author

Meet Barney “Scout” Mann: Triple Crowner, Trail Angel, Author

Few people have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Appalachian Trail. Known as Triple Crowners, those who carry this title are known throughout the trail community. Barney

Sep 21, 2020 : Tara Ritchey
The SNT: Milngavie to Aberfeldy

The SNT: Milngavie to Aberfeldy

It's a Long Way Between Milngavie and Fort Augustus I didn't appreciate this fact properly when I set out on the trail again for some reason and for the life...

Sep 20, 2020 : Rosanna Brost
What Ever Happened to Chocoholic?  I’m Still Here, but Now I Need a New Name

What Ever Happened to Chocoholic? I’m Still Here, but Now I Need a New Name

FIRST INSTALLMENT, March, 2020: Where we left off in September, 2019:  I was injured by the time I got to southern Maine , so I stopped hiking, rented an SUV...

Sep 14, 2020 : Ruth Morley
Backpacker Radio 81 | Tommy Corey aka “Twerk” of Hiker Trash Vogue

Backpacker Radio 81 | Tommy Corey aka “Twerk” of Hiker Trash Vogue

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Tommy Corey, aka Twerk, sometimes known as Twerkinthedirt, sometimes known as the guy behind Hiker Trash...

Sep 14, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backcountry Tahoe Sun Hoodie Review

Backcountry Tahoe Sun Hoodie Review

Backcountry's Tahoe Sun Hoddie is a great warm weather layer for all outdoor activities. Embrace sun protection and get excited for sleeves and a hood.

Sep 11, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot