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Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

 In the Follow Rachel on Instagram       Miles "Miles To Go" Bisher Bio: Hey there, I’m Miles, better known on the trail as “Miles To Go.” I’m a high...

Apr 4, 2018 : Zach
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah National Park offers some great opportunities for those who are ready to take a hike. The Appalachian Trail runs the length of the...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ken Nail
Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

After leaving Georgia at Bly Gap (mile 78), the Appalachian Trail climbs and descends through North Carolina for 96 miles, hits the Tennessee state line at Doe Knob (mile 174), then...

Apr 3, 2018 : The Editors
Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I thru-hiked...

Apr 2, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

Beyond Walden: 10 Hidden Gems to Read on Trail

From Walden and A Walk in the Woods, certain books seem to come up over and over among the literary on trail. (My trail name is Librarian, so maybe I...

Apr 2, 2018 : Marina Clementi
An Introvert’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail

An Introvert’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail

I have always loved hiking. It gives me time alone in nature to replenish my energy, enjoy the pure exertion of exercise, and appreciate the beauty of the world around...

Mar 29, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Many a'hiker trash dream of completing the triple crown of backpacking, to hike the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trail. Doing this in a single year is almost unheard...

Mar 28, 2018 : Zach
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Leaving Family Behind During Long Hikes

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Leaving Family Behind During Long Hikes

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our fourth Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. She has authored incredible hikes with small children, but you don’t have to hold yourself to

Mar 27, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

We are thrilled to introduce the first episode of our new Trail Correspondents series.  In a nutshell, a small group of thru-hikers from the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and

Mar 26, 2018 : Zach
The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

Your tent is one of the most important—if not the most important—piece of gear for your long-distance hike. It's literally your home away from home. You'll have to figure out...

Mar 25, 2018 : The Editors