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Backpacking with Babies: 6 Tips From Hiking Parents

Backpacking with Babies: 6 Tips From Hiking Parents

A lot can change after having kids, but a love for hiking and backpacking shouldn't be one of them. Here's a look at advice from those who backpack with kids.

Sep 4, 2020 : Alex 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
Top Backpacks: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Backpacks: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2019 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and base weight. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and model of their backpacks. This...

Mar 13, 2020 : Mariposa
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

The Gossamer Gear G4-20 is a new take on one of the classic GG packs with some really cool and unique new features. Most notable are the asymmetrical hip belt...

Jan 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article The Legend of Baltimore Jack in Outside magazine. Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when...

Sep 23, 2019 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Pox & Puss Episode #69 – Trail Days 2016 with Asiago and the 2013 Parade

Pox & Puss Episode #69 – Trail Days 2016 with Asiago and the 2013 Parade

Here it is…the final chapter in our 2016 Trail Days Interviews series. This time we have a quick discussion with Asiago about just how difficult it can be to get...

Jun 12, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky. Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from California to hike the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to visit

May 8, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

"Be stubborn," said the two-time AT thru-hiker I ran into at Cloudland Canyon's south rim during my final shakedown hike. It felt like strange advice coming from the owner of...

Apr 11, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Pox & Puss Episode #67 – Trail Days 2016 Duct Tape and Patches

Pox & Puss Episode #67 – Trail Days 2016 Duct Tape and Patches

 In this episode we are across the street from Dot's, still hanging out in front of MoJoe's Trailside Cafe/Sundog Outfitter, and Subway during Trail Days 2016. The crowd is...

Apr 10, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

 This is a warts-and-all episode. People have been asking us to just release the 2016 Trail Days as-is…so here’s part one of six (or seven?) with minimal editing. Every...

Mar 13, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast