A Different Kind of Gear List (My Dog’s)

A Different Kind of Gear List (My Dog’s)

A question I receive quit a bit and have tried to answer over time via Instagram is, “What’s in Winnie’s pack?” I always answer this question tongue in cheek because...

Jan 12, 2019 : Christopher Johnson
CDT Gear List, Part 2: Cookware, Water, and Food Storage

CDT Gear List, Part 2: Cookware, Water, and Food Storage

In my tiny BRS Stove that weighs a mere 0.9 ounces to boil water in a TOAKS long handle spoon. I carry a BIC mini lighter and usually a small...

Jan 12, 2019 : Emma
Following the Sun on the Haeparang Trail (해파랑길)

Following the Sun on the Haeparang Trail (해파랑길)

It’s August 2016. It’s a beautiful summer day that is full of excitement. Hundreds of hikers around Korea have gathered together near Jujeon Beach to celebrate the official opening of...

Jan 11, 2019 : Runa
Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua trees cut down. Graffiti painted on rocks. Those images and more circulated like wildfire on social media as people expressed outrage over the damage in California's National Parks

Jan 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

Even though the people you meet on the trail represent a wide range of ages, thru-hiking after 50 puts you in the minority. In fact, the annual Appalachian Trail Pappy...

Jan 11, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
The Case for Being Frugal on Trail

The Case for Being Frugal on Trail

Obviously, I’m not encouraging actual stealing—just the kind of borrowing where it’s already been bought. Like, if your bathrooms at work always have a few extra rolls on hand, skip...

Jan 11, 2019 : Elise Ott
Gear Review: Espro Ultralight Coffee Press

Gear Review: Espro Ultralight Coffee Press

Caffeination and ultralight backpacking. Two activities that really appeal to me. Put them together in one product and visions of moving fast and light while still enjoying a good cup...

Jan 11, 2019 : Ken Nail
CDT Gear List, Part 1: My Big Three

CDT Gear List, Part 1: My Big Three

It's a new year and most of us aspiring thru-hikers are in the midst of planning our upcoming adventure. What gear to bring, and not to bring, is one of...

Jan 10, 2019 : Emma
A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

At 1 a.m. Jon and I are awoken with a start. Something big is crashing unsteadily up the stairs into the shelter. Bear! my sleeping mind screams. I sit up...

Jan 10, 2019 : Taylor
Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

For nine days 12-year-old Donn Fendler struggled through the wilderness surrounding Mount Katahdin in Maine, lost after being separated from his father, brothers, and friends while hiking the

Jan 9, 2019 : Hugh Owen