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Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps upon Katahdin. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000 feet of elevation...

Aug 10, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

When I was on the PCT, I encountered a lot of hate for Cheryl Strayed's classic PCT memoir, Wild. I saw a fair bit of Wild love too, but the book...

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Backpacker Radio #161 | Diane “Sticks” Harsha: FBI Special Agent, AT Section Hiker, and Author

Backpacker Radio #161 | Diane “Sticks” Harsha: FBI Special Agent, AT Section Hiker, and Author

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Diane "Sticks" Harsha. Diane is an AT section hiker, the author of "Sticks and Stones: How...

Aug 8, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
8 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

8 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

As summer starts winding down, we looked for some of the best end-of-summer deals from our favorite outdoor gear brands, so you don't have to! Check out some sick deals...

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

Tis the season for Appalachian Trail thru-hike finishers. After months of crushing miles and pushing through the highs and lows of thru-hiking, these incredible individuals finished their hike

Aug 5, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Steve McClure on Backcountry Safety and Updating the 10 Essentials

Steve McClure on Backcountry Safety and Updating the 10 Essentials

Have you ever set out on a beautiful sunny day that turned into a wet misery halfway through? Did a snowstorm suddenly change course and dump right on your course? Maybe...

Aug 4, 2022 : Alison Young
Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

A man is dead after being found unresponsive on Mt. Washington's Jewell Trail at 1:15 pm on Saturday, July 30. The hikers who found him called 911 and immediately began...

Aug 4, 2022 : Penina Satlow
15 All-Too Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

15 All-Too Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

We all start somewhere. We all begin as beginners, as novices. And even for experienced hikers, new gear constantly demands we play catch-up. An experienced backpacker in the early ‘90s...

Aug 4, 2022 : Madison Dragna
Montbell Superior Down Parka Review

Montbell Superior Down Parka Review

The Montbell Superior Down Parka is a seriously competitive player in the hypothetical competition of backpacking puffy rankings. With features like 800 fill power, a hood, pocketed hem adjuster, and

Aug 3, 2022 : Elise Ott
Pooping on the Appalachian Trail: Important Statistics from My Thru-Hike

Pooping on the Appalachian Trail: Important Statistics from My Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post by Brian "Slurpee" Garner. I believe that the best way to share the story of a thru-hike is with poop. There’s lots of talk...

Aug 2, 2022 : Guest Post