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5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

On June 10, 1977 James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, escaped from Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee along with six other convicts. For 55 hours...

Jun 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up With My Original Hiking Partner

Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up With My Original Hiking Partner

I always tell people that thru-hiking with someone is bigger than living with someone. Even if you share a tiny studio apartment with an intimate partner, you’ll usually have some...

Jun 12, 2018 : Sarah Karner
Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Worlds Collide! This year for Trail Days, Voldemort and I traveled to Damascus, a much longer trip for her! and recorded a joint episode with Zach from Backpacker Radio. (And...

Jun 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

"Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is just section hiking the earth." - The Real Hiking Viking If Comic Con and Burning Man had a baby- and that baby was raised on...

Jun 12, 2018 : Zach
The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable, and those thru-hikers who choose to leave the trail

Jun 8, 2018 : Scott
Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

You’ve done it. You’ve finally done it. After years of dreaming, you finally made the decision to take the plunge and bring home your own little bundle of joy. What?...

Jun 7, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Backpacker Radio Episode #12: Niki “Bionic Woman” Rellon, First Female Hiker To Complete the Appalachian Trail on Prosthetic Leg

Backpacker Radio Episode #12: Niki “Bionic Woman” Rellon, First Female Hiker To Complete the Appalachian Trail on Prosthetic Leg

Niki "Bionic Woman" Rellon is the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on a prosthetic leg.  This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of her accomplishments...

Jun 6, 2018 : Zach
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can catch her upcoming book tour over the next few weeks in Hanover NH, Colby...

Jun 4, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Trail Correspondents Episode #8: The Biggest Surprises (Pt II)

Trail Correspondents Episode #8: The Biggest Surprises (Pt II)

When backpacking through the backcountry for months on end, there's one thing that can be relied upon: expect the unexpected.  Today's episode focuses in on exactly that- the biggest

Jun 4, 2018 : Zach
You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

It’s no mystery why hikers in the midst of a grueling long-distance journey love trail magic. Whether you’re having a great day or feeling ground down, hot, cold, tired, or...

Jun 4, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans