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Patagonia Airshed Pro Pullover Review

Patagonia Airshed Pro Pullover Review

It’s not often I mess with my layering systems. Over many decades of running, I’ve learned what to wear based on my body that day (they change day to day,...

Apr 8, 2024 : Anne K. Baker
AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

Newfound Gap Road is temporarily closed between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC due to forecasted weather conditions, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced yesterday. The National Weather

Apr 4, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Advice From a Ranger: How To Get a Wonderland Trail Permit (and What To Do if You Can’t)

Advice From a Ranger: How To Get a Wonderland Trail Permit (and What To Do if You Can’t)

The Wonderland Trail is a bucket-list hike for backpackers around the world. The trail circumnavigates Mount Rainier and offers countless breathtaking views of the mountain and its neighboring

Apr 4, 2024 : Madeline Newel
My Feelings, Days Out from Starting on the Appalachian Trail

My Feelings, Days Out from Starting on the Appalachian Trail

I want to write down some thoughts about what I’m feeling with a few days left to go before I leave friends and family behind to attempt a thru-hike of...

Apr 3, 2024 : Ben Carpenter
Peg Leg’s Top Advice for Thru-Hikers After Trekking 5,500 Miles in 1 Year

Peg Leg’s Top Advice for Thru-Hikers After Trekking 5,500 Miles in 1 Year

Setting out onto a thru-hike is truly the adventure of a lifetime. Some people spend a decade or more of their lives planning for a hike along a national scenic...

Apr 3, 2024 : Peg Leg
Patagonia Granite Crest Jacket Review

Patagonia Granite Crest Jacket Review

What hiker doesn’t know the feeling of letting their mind go wherever it wants to while walking really far? That’s what I do most of the time, although when I’m...

Apr 2, 2024 : Anne K. Baker
How to Hike the Colorado Trail with David Fanning: Seasons, Trail Towns, and Extra Experiences (BPR #247)

How to Hike the Colorado Trail with David Fanning: Seasons, Trail Towns, and Extra Experiences (BPR #247)

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are chatting all things Colorado Trail. Rachel, who filled in for Zach, and Chaunce are joined by David Fanning,...

Apr 1, 2024 : Backpacker Radio
How To Hike the Pemi Loop: 30 Miles of Premier Hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

How To Hike the Pemi Loop: 30 Miles of Premier Hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

The Pemi Loop is one of the most infamous backpacking routes in the northeast. While Backpacker Magazine rates the loop as the second hardest day-hike in America, most hikers shudder...

Apr 1, 2024 : Brian Garner
Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review

Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review

There are few things I hate more than being cold in the backcountry. When I first started backpacking, I prioritized price over everything else and suffered a sleepless, miserable November...

Mar 28, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Starting Big: Brandon Weis’ First Thru-Hike Was a Calendar-Year Triple Crown

Starting Big: Brandon Weis’ First Thru-Hike Was a Calendar-Year Triple Crown

Ottawa, Ohio native Brandon Weis first saw the vast open spaces of the Western United States on a road trip during his freshman year at Ohio State University. “I believe...

Mar 27, 2024 : Clay Bonnyman Evans