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Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Though it occasionally appears on lists of "short long trails" in the US, Pennsylvania's Loyalsock Trail is still fairly unknown. That's unfortunate, because not only is it a wonderful scenic...

Apr 28, 2017 : Brian Cipperly
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Going Light Vs Being Comfortable

Before I started my thru-hike in 2015, I was obsessive about getting my pack as light as possible. I cut the tags out of my clothing, spent thousands of dollars...

Apr 27, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My first exposure to long-distance hiking came abruptly and painfully in 2013, when I joined my girlfriend at the time for roughly 100 miles along the PCT. Doodles was thru-hiking...

Apr 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

Deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail is quite an undertaking. For those interested in thru-hike planning, there's some basic logistics that have to be considered. Based on Leave No Trace,...

Apr 26, 2017 : Danielle
Giving Back: Outdoor Organizations Worthy of Supporting

Giving Back: Outdoor Organizations Worthy of Supporting

This is the year you're going to be more involved. That was the resolution, right? Whether it's political, donating time, money, or resources, why not use your love of the outdoors as...

Apr 24, 2017 : Brian Cipperly
Hike Sheltowee Trace: Kentucky’s 323-Mile Long Trail

Hike Sheltowee Trace: Kentucky’s 323-Mile Long Trail

Length: 323 miles Location: The trail runs from Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in Tennessee to the northeast corner of Kentucky. Trail Type: Out and back, or

Apr 24, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

As I sit down to write this article, I’m flooded with memories from the trail. And to think, each hiker has as many memories as I do. This is about...

Apr 23, 2017 : Jamie Byarlay
This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

Nearly 400 miles into their Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Bekah and Derrick Quirin pack up camp and start the day. The tent gets broken down, sleeping pads are deflated, bear hang is retrieved,

Apr 23, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Hitchhiking and Thru-Hiking: A Roadside Symbiosis

Hitchhiking and Thru-Hiking: A Roadside Symbiosis

Walking through the woods, as an end in and of itself, is as old and romantic an American tradition as there is. It seems fitting, then, that the people most...

Apr 22, 2017 : Chuck McKeever