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Hoka One One Challenger ATR 6 Review

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 6 Review

I ditched my hiking boots for trail runners a long time ago. Though some hiking boot die-hards still tout the benefits of ankle support and stability, many thru-hikers and backpackers...

Dec 3, 2020 : Katie Kommer
5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

Vic Hay contributed to this story. When I moved to Houston 17 years ago I had to do some research to find a trail of any decent length.  There is...

Dec 3, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
Backpacker Radio 88 | Dr. Alan Carpenter

Backpacker Radio 88 | Dr. Alan Carpenter

Today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, features Dr. Alan Carpenter.  Dr. Carpenter is the ultimate testament that age is just a number, as his entry into the...

Dec 2, 2020 : Elise Ott
The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $150

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $150

The holidays are wonderful. They're also a consistently stressful time for many people—even more so this year amid a global pandemic. That's why we created this handy thru-hiker gift guide:...

Dec 2, 2020 : The Editors
How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

You know that sinking feeling you sometimes get when you have to leave the trail for civilized life? Imagine you never have to feel that again—because you have an awesome...

Dec 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
5 Books You Need to Read to Better Appreciate the Outdoors

5 Books You Need to Read to Better Appreciate the Outdoors

I am a huge believer in the school of thought that you have to understand something to better appreciate it. Sure, you could just bumble your way into the wilderness...

Dec 1, 2020 : Paul Madigosky
Best Deals from the Backcountry Post-Cyber Sale

Best Deals from the Backcountry Post-Cyber Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but it's not too late to save up to 40%...

Dec 1, 2020 : Sponsored Post
The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

Black Friday has come and gone, but the savings are still in full force.  If you're looking to upgrade your kit for 2021, this year's Cyber Monday deals are as...

Nov 30, 2020 : The Editors
Now You Can Own an Authentic Baxter State Park Trail Sign

Now You Can Own an Authentic Baxter State Park Trail Sign

If you're hunting for the ultimate Appalachian Trail souvenir, you may be in luck. Friends of Baxter State Park is auctioning decommissioned trail signs from some of the Park's most iconic

Nov 29, 2020 : The Editors
The Best Hiking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

The Best Hiking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

Backpacking gear can get expensive, but you don't have to eviscerate your wallet to outfit yourself with a trail-worthy kit. Shop the REI Cyber Week Sale (11/28 - 12/7) to...

Nov 28, 2020 : The Editors