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Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Most of you probably know that the great green corridor running from Georgia to Maine was the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. You probably also know that same corridor, the Appalachian...

Feb 6, 2019 : Geoff Hutton
Backpacker Radio # 28: Teresa Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Layering for the Appalachian Trail, and Vlogging Etiquette

Backpacker Radio # 28: Teresa Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Layering for the Appalachian Trail, and Vlogging Etiquette

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Teresa Martinez, the executive director at the Continental Divide Trail Coalition.  We talk all things CDT, including the future of

Feb 5, 2019 : Zach
The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

We recently wrapped up our survey series on the top gear choices for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Our survey included information not only on the top packs, tents, footwear, and cookware...

Feb 5, 2019 : The Editors
Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

Colorado Trail Runner Kills Mountain Lion in Self-Defense

A trail runner killed a mountain lion that attacked him in Colorado, escaping the frightening encounter on Monday, Feb. 4, with bites to the face and wrist.  The jogger, whose identity...

Feb 5, 2019 : Zach
How to Choose Your Shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail

How to Choose Your Shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail

The next category in our Pacific Crest Trail gear posts covers how to pick your shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail, a choice you'll want to make carefully. Your shelter...

Feb 4, 2019 : The Editors
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey
Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

2019 thru-hiker hopefuls, strap in. You’re headed for a wild, beautiful, life-altering, incredibly meaningful, and downright magical ride. I remember the beginning of the trail vividly. You’re

Feb 1, 2019 : Audrey Payne
8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

Being able to thru-hike a National Scenic Trail is a dream come true for many. Thru-hikers will spend up to six months hiking a long trail like the PCT, CDT,...

Jan 31, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Hiking the New England 67 4,000-Footers

Hiking the New England 67 4,000-Footers

After completing the New Hampshire 48 4,000-footers, local hikers may find themselves wondering what to do next. Many continue on to pursue New England 67. Summiting 19 more peaks after...

Jan 29, 2019 : Socked In
What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Sleeping in the woods is a regular part of any thru-hike. Aside from the occasional town or hostel, the majority of a thru-hike will be spent sleeping outside. While traveling...

Jan 29, 2019 : The Editors