Backpacker Radio 87 | Paul Barach on Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage + Murphy’s Law

Backpacker Radio 87 | Paul Barach on Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage + Murphy’s Law

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Paul Barach.  Paul is an avid adventurer, but today, we focus in on his trek along...

Nov 18, 2020 : Elise Ott
Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru-Hike

If you have your sights set on a thru-hike, section hike, or even just an overnight on the AT this winter, this article will help you figure out what to...

Nov 18, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
Trail Science: Is Thru-hiking an Addiction?

Trail Science: Is Thru-hiking an Addiction?

It's 5:30 am and I'm almost to Chinook Pass. It's about 45 degrees and a steady, drizzling rain makes it colder. I'm approaching an iconic view of Mt. Rainier, but...

Nov 18, 2020 : Anne K. Baker
Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

The Two is Gossamer Gear’s classic two-person ultralight shelter.  Since being introduced in 2017, the solid design and minor tweaks have helped it grow in popularity in many corners of...

Nov 17, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Welcome to My 2021 AT Hike

Welcome to My 2021 AT Hike

Hiking a Long Distance Trail seems to be on everyone's bucket list. However, not many people can pull away from society to quest out on this endeavor. This is an...

Nov 17, 2020 : Chris Armstrong
The Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State

Today is National Take a Hike Day. What better way to celebrate than with a day hike in your local area? No matter where you live, chances are there are...

Nov 17, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Topo Athletic Ultraventure Pro Trail Shoe Review

Topo Athletic Ultraventure Pro Trail Shoe Review

Hikers of a certain age will recall the famous meme from Charles Schulz’ Peanuts cartoons, in which the incorrigible Lucy sweetly entices the hapless Charlie Brown, year after year, into...

Nov 16, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

So, you're off to hike the Appalachian Trail. You've bought your gear and prepped your pack with advice from gear experts and hiker pros. But how to broach the subject...

Nov 16, 2020 : Sarah
A Lesser Known Thru-Hike: The Scottish National Trail

A Lesser Known Thru-Hike: The Scottish National Trail

The Scottish National trail is a varied, exciting and challenging trail. It took us six weeks to complete. The route features mountain terrain, deciduous and coniferous forests, river walks, rolling...

Nov 16, 2020 : Alex Ing-Simmons
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite has long been a favorite among thru-hikers on the country's Triple Crown trails. It packs small, weighs about 12 ounces—closer to 15 ounces when the stuff...

Nov 16, 2020 : Hugh Owen