Backpacking

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

Hiking During Covid-19: Travel Bans Galore 2020 has turned out differently than anyone (except Epidemiologists) could have expected. As a result, plans have been scuppered, lives have been

Dec 8, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Hike for Mental Health is a wonderful organization that I have partnered with because I believe in their mission and I trust their ethics.

Nov 20, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

So here it is, in all its scope and glory, my attempt to tell you, the world, and I guess really myself, why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail:

Nov 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
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
Our Favorite Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

Our Favorite Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

...For When You Hate Everything in Your Food Bag The first few hundred miles of your hike will be a blissful, face-stuffing party of Snickers and pasta sides, but soon...

Jul 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

You may be sitting at home right now wondering what to do with yourself now that you've had to cancel or postpone your lifelong dream of thru-hiking a long trail....

Apr 7, 2020 : Sarah Rogers
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
Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

This article is for anyone who didn’t make it. Not to the final mile on Katahdin or Springer, but to mile zero to start such a sought-after journey.

Mar 9, 2020 : Lauren Planas
Section C of the Great Divide Trail

Section C of the Great Divide Trail

This is the third article in a series covering Section C of the Great Divide Trail (GDT). For Sections A and B, please see my posts here and here. Sublime Hiking...

Feb 5, 2020 : Kelly McDonald