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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
Backpacker Radio #160 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes 2.0

Backpacker Radio #160 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes 2.0

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are bringing you another edition of Beginner Backpacking Mistakes. Today we're joined by our good pal and backpacking superstar,...

Aug 1, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader is a collection of short essays about the PCT by various authors, edited by Reese Hughes and Howard Shapiro. It is an update/addendum to...

Aug 1, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 1

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 1

Months and months spent on trail lead up to this exact moment: The last few triumphant steps to the Katahdin terminus. With an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and finality, hikers...

Aug 1, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Altra Olympus 4 Trail Runner Review

Altra Olympus 4 Trail Runner Review

Meet Altra's cushiest trail shoe. Is the extra bounce and Vibram rubber worth the premium price? After 700 miles on the AT, I'm a believer.

Aug 1, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot