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Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

There have been major changes in the the world of backcountry navigation over the past two decades—heck, in the world of navigation in general. Back when I was a child,...

Jul 21, 2019 : Socked In
Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

What: FREE repairs to all thru-hikers! Where: PCT Days, Cascade Locks, Oregon When: August 16th-18th No matter how prepared you are, somewhere along the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest...

Jul 19, 2019 : Guest Post
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

The APEX is the synthetic option. Temperature: Choose between temperature ratings of 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, and 0 degrees. When choosing a temperature, consider the season, altitude, and weather...

Jul 18, 2019 : Effie Drew
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. Summer is in full swing. That means AT hikers are getting...

Jul 16, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Julie (Garden State)’s Appalachian Trail Vlog #29: 100-Mile Wilderness to Katahdin

Julie (Garden State)’s Appalachian Trail Vlog #29: 100-Mile Wilderness to Katahdin

From the 100-Mile Wilderness to Katahdin on the Appalachian Trail. We were #19 and #20 to make it to Katahdin!! Stay in touch on Facebook Check out my playlist on...

Jul 15, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 7/15

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 7/15

Happy hiking to everyone hitting the trails this week. Check out this week's deals for a last-minute item or two to round out your gear list. This features minor

Jul 15, 2019 : Rachel S
Canada to Stevens Pass: Getting Started

Canada to Stevens Pass: Getting Started

I'm off to a solid but wet start.

Jul 14, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach even more trail food chat, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and...

Jul 14, 2019 : Zach
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Goddard Shelter on AT in Vermont Reopens; Bear Killed after Encounters with Hikers

Goddard Shelter on AT in Vermont Reopens; Bear Killed after Encounters with Hikers

Goddard Shelter, a heavily used camping area on the Appalachian and Long Trails in Southern Vermont, has reopened after an aggressive bear looking for food at the shelter was killed....

Jul 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen