Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

The Appalachian Trail (AT) has been on my bucket list for the past few years, but things never seemed to work out to pursue this bucket list item. I’d originally...

Dec 9, 2018 : Gerard Saint-Pierre
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day One

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day One

After tackling 490 miles on the Colorado Trail this past summer, it’s been an awfully sedentary fall for the two of us, and we’ve been itching to hit the trail...

Dec 9, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to hike as an overweight woman happened two years ago, when walking upstairs or cleaning my house winded and drenched me in sweat. A medical condition, long recovered from,...

Dec 9, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

With under four months to go, I have read so much about the AT that I'm going a little crazy with anticipation. I started a list of predictions for next...

Dec 9, 2018 : Katharine
Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Everyone asks, "Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" Here are just a few reasons. I'm sure that I could come up with more. I don't know if there...

Dec 8, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Closure to My Hike after All These Months

Closure to My Hike after All These Months

I've been putting this blog off for a while. It has been almost four months since I summited Katahdin (Aug. 14) and it's time to bring some closure to my...

Dec 8, 2018 : Victor "Hipcat" Perrotti
Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Looking for ideas on how to reduce your pack weight? We grabbed the Real Hiking Viking to get his advice and tips for lightening your pack weight, specifically for three-season...

Dec 7, 2018 : The Editors
I’ve Decided I Want to Thru-Hike. Where Do I Begin?

I’ve Decided I Want to Thru-Hike. Where Do I Begin?

You’ve done the research, you’ve weighed the pros and cons, you’ve talked with friends/family, and finally you’ve made the decision. You’re going to do a thru-hike. Now what? With infinite...

Dec 7, 2018 : Jenna Oppenheimer
New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

GPT Pilot Trail At-a-Glance Trail: Pilot trail of the www.greatplainstrail.org Maps: The Great Plains Trail is America's newest long-distance trail. The brainchild of Steve Myers of Longmont, CO,

Dec 6, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

TerraFlex or TerraFlop? Well, I guess it depends on what your use will be. I've been running in the Xero Shoes TerraFlex for roughly six months now and it is...

Dec 6, 2018 : Jack Paulk