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Flip-Flopping From Katahdin? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Flip-Flopping From Katahdin? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Every year around this time, would-be NOBO AT thru-hikers flip north to Katahdin and start hiking southbound instead. Hikers choose to flip up to Katahdin for a variety of reasons....

Jul 15, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Backpacker Radio 112 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

Backpacker Radio 112 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are trying new things!  In lieu of an interview, myself alongside Chaunce and Sauce (Elise), cover some of the...

Jul 13, 2021 : Elise Ott
Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

I hiked the John Muir Trail with the Arc'teryx Bora 61L, an almost five-pound pack. As I've slowly replaced my initial heavy backpacking setup with quality and ultralight gear, a pack...

Jul 13, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Backcountry Campfires: A Relic of the Past

Backcountry Campfires: A Relic of the Past

The following is a guest post courtesy of Paul Magnanti of PMags.com. rel•ic rĕl′ĭk n. Something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original...

Jul 12, 2021 : Guest Post
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Whether you are a thru-hiker, aspiring hiker, or walk-around-your-block-after-work hiker, if you're reading this post then you must love the sights the AT has to offer.  With thru-hikes in full...

Jul 9, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Oregon's Eagle Creek Trail (ECT), a popular PCT alternate in the Columbia River Gorge, reopened last Thursday following a three-year fire closure.  This is the second attempt at reopening the...

Jul 8, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

Note: Much of this hike is on Makah tribal lands, and the Makah reservation is currently closed to outside visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check local restrictions and...

Jul 8, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Backpacker Radio 111 | Second Chance Hiker

Backpacker Radio 111 | Second Chance Hiker

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Second Chance Hiker. In 2018, Cory McDonald, aka Second Chance, was bored, depressed, and north of...

Jul 6, 2021 : Elise Ott
Walking Distance #10 | Sing Peak ft. Yenyen Chan & Jack Shu

Walking Distance #10 | Sing Peak ft. Yenyen Chan & Jack Shu

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we dive into the formation of the National Park Service, and the backcountry...

Jul 6, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak