12 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

12 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by REI. Head to REI.com to shop the Cyber Week Sale, which runs from 11/26 to 12/5 this year. Who says backpacking gear...

Nov 26, 2022 : Sponsored Post
Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

We hike over Fontana Dam, past the Nantahala River and have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner at Gooder Grove Hostel.

Nov 26, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We walk through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through frigid temperatures.

Nov 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Shenandoah Let’s start at the very beginning…. About a week after I wrote my last post I hiked into Shenandoah National Park. After a strenuous couple days going through the...

Nov 25, 2022 : Althea Collier
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 1L Fanny Pack Review

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 1L Fanny Pack Review

I used to be one of those snobby backpackers who swore up and down I'd never use a fanny pack. I have enough side pockets on my hip belt, I...

Nov 25, 2022 : Alison Young
24 of the Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

24 of the Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

It's Black Friday, which means it's time to add that piece of gear you've been eyeing to your shopping cart. We searched the web to help you find some of...

Nov 25, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Hiker Intro: Expensive Lasagna and Signs from the Universe

Hiker Intro: Expensive Lasagna and Signs from the Universe

My name is Margot (she/her), and in 2023, I’ll be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail going southbound. I’m hoping to be at the border with Canada on the first week...

Nov 24, 2022 : Margot Favennec
The Florida Trail, Part 2: From the Ocean to the Pines

The Florida Trail, Part 2: From the Ocean to the Pines

Read Part 1 of my Florida Trail updates here. Tammy’s Hideaway At the end of Day 4, I arrived in a public park where the Florida Trail crosses from Navarre...

Nov 24, 2022 : Maria Llorens
Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Before starting the AT, I did a lot of research and planning. One of the things I looked into was the average temperatures for each state I would be passing...

Nov 24, 2022 : Bec on the AT