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Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  ---Henry Ford Picture this... you’re on a long, uphill slog on the mountain of your dreams where you...

Oct 12, 2018 : Carol Copeland
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best timely deals on some of our favorite backpacking items---from base layers...

Oct 11, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering 19,341 feet above the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. The first ascent was made by German mountaineer Hans

Oct 11, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

The Trek recently introduced a new primitive commune with nature for those who hike it. Two major components of "The A.T. Experience" are the trail itself as well as the...

Oct 10, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

In today's show, our hikers discuss the evolution of their hiking groups over the course of their journeys.  Injuries occur, people grow apart, paces differ, life happens.  You get to...

Oct 10, 2018 : Zach
Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your Patagonia Down Sweater  MSRP: $229 This is about as simple as it gets. 800-fill down, DWR-treated face fabric,...

Oct 10, 2018 : The Editors
Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

On Sept. 30, the three-year temporary extension of the recent closure of the top-down route of the Narrows hike at Zion National Park, which came as the result of a decision...

Oct 8, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at Hart’s Pass. Regardless, a huge round...

Oct 8, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Oct 7, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 5, 2018 : Becky Booroojian