Eat It, Just Eat It: Feeding a Family of Six on a Thru-Hike

Eat It, Just Eat It: Feeding a Family of Six on a Thru-Hike

Our family of six spent six months and three weeks hiking the PCT in 2019. Before the hike, most of us had no opinion about what to eat on the...

Apr 6, 2020 : Mindi Bennett
There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

I wasn’t positive I was even going to write this. I couldn’t figure out the appropriate tone to take. It seems so trivial and narcissistic to assume that anyone cares...

Apr 6, 2020 : Lance Goehring
“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

Through the Great Southwest is a newly released documentary film in which Darwin Rakestraw makes his directorial debut, in partnership with the Arizona Trail Association. The film follows the

Apr 6, 2020 : Effie Drew
[Film Highlight] “Highline”: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

[Film Highlight] “Highline”: Ten Days on the Uinta Highline Trail

Highline is a feature-length film that chronicles the history and splendor of the scarcely known Uinta Highline Trail (UHT), through the eyes of five friends who carry much more weight...

Apr 6, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Hey. How are you doing these days? Did you hear that the Appalachian Trail is kinda closed? We figured if the AT is closed, we'll talk about other stuff right...

Apr 6, 2020 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Today Today I woke up to another cloudy, gray Oregon morning.  I rolled out from under the comforter and walked into the kitchen. I made myself a cup of Earl...

Apr 6, 2020 : Justine
Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

This is not what we pictured the hiking season of 2020 to look like. Just when we think that it'll be an injury, illness, family emergency, or fatigue that will...

Apr 5, 2020 : Effie Drew
Top Stoves and Filters: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Stoves and Filters: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

We surveyed 365 section or thru-hikers about their stove, food, and water preferences and their experience of illnesses on the Appalachian Trail in 2019. We found some interesting differences in

Apr 5, 2020 : Mariposa
The Best Podcasts for Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers

The Best Podcasts for Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or all of the above. For long-distance...

Apr 4, 2020 : The Editors
The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

Like many have written on this site, the only socially responsible decision I can make is to postpone my thru-hike. Even though I’m not planning to start my flip-flop hike...

Apr 3, 2020 : Andrea Vaughan