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The Arizona Trail: The 800-Mile Backbone of Arizona

The Arizona Trail: The 800-Mile Backbone of Arizona

At-a-Glance Distance: 800 miles Location: Traverses from Coronado National Memorial near the US-Mexico border to the Kaibab Plateau Region near Utah Type: End-to-end Timeline: Approximately 30-40

Oct 17, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

This is no ordinary thru-hike. Native Francophones Marie and Nil are lifelong adventurers who set their eyes on something different: a journey across Europe on foot, traversing their own route,...

Oct 17, 2017 : The Editors
How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

One of the most common questions I see from those planning a thru-hike is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, costs vary widely from person to person so there is...

Oct 17, 2017 : Megan McGowan
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations, you made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 16, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

In case you missed it, the Quirin trio completed their AT thru-hike on September 30th—195 days after their start date of March 20th. This means Bekah and Derrick successfully hiked...

Oct 15, 2017 : The Editors
Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

L​et's stop sugarcoating this and say it like it is: injuries suck. Whether you're suffering from a minor sprain or a torn ACL, recovery time can seem to drag on....

Oct 11, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Best Hostel Meals on the Appalachian Trail

Best Hostel Meals on the Appalachian Trail

If you ask any hiker, there is always one topic that is constantly on our minds: food. When am I going to eat next? What food will I eat? How much...

Oct 11, 2017 : Emily
10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

In order to enjoy all hammock camping experiences it is necessary meet three goals. These three goals are stay dry, stay warm, and stay comfortable. The tips below will help...

Oct 11, 2017 : Chris Guynn
Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or strategy every week of a...

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors