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The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Continental Divide Trail. Use the hashtag #CDT,

Sep 15, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Reaching Canada and the Triple Crown

Reaching Canada and the Triple Crown

I first learned of thru-hiking seven or eight years ago. I'd heard of the Pacific Crest Trail before, but I figured it was something just one or two intrepid souls...

Sep 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Technology on a thru-hike.  Combining these words tends to rouse some heated debate.  Some people abstain entirely from technology during their hikes, opting only to keep in touch with

Sep 10, 2018 : Zach
Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

The ATC, the PCTA, the CDTC and the ALDHA-West—the organizations that oversee the long-distance trails we adore—don't recognize any qualifier in front of the term "thru-hike." They also don't

Sep 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Continental Divide Trail. Use the hashtag

Sep 1, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Trail Correspondents Episode #12: The Lows

Trail Correspondents Episode #12: The Lows

Many people's perception of the thru-hiking lifestyle comes via social media, where people are more likely to portray the the cheery, positive aspects of this undertaking. You see the

Aug 23, 2018 : Zach
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by These Salomon shoes handled the endless rocks, roots and rebar of the Appalachian Trail like a hero. At first they...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
Hikers Survive Driving Through Vicious Wildfire in Glacier National Park

Hikers Survive Driving Through Vicious Wildfire in Glacier National Park

The Boston Globe on Monday. Hugh

Aug 21, 2018 : Andrea Davis
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

It’s that time again! Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Continental Divide Trail. Use the

Aug 18, 2018 : Andrea Davis