hiking with dogs

Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

I see a lot of "articles" floating around the web with titles like: Top 10 Breeds of Hiking Dogs, or Which Dog Breed Makes the Best Hiking Dog?  These headlines always make...

Jan 11, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

The climb out of any trail town is always a little brutal. Your belly is a bit bigger than usual, your food bag is fuller, and it's always uphill. It...

Dec 19, 2016 : Gary Sizer
Exclusive Documentary Pre-Screening: Watch “The Thorough Hikers” Documentary Online

Exclusive Documentary Pre-Screening: Watch “The Thorough Hikers” Documentary Online

Editor's Note: Check out this exclusive online pre-screening of "The Thorough Hikers", a new documentary directed by Maud Dillingham and Cesar A. Becerra.  You can stream the documentary here for

Oct 2, 2016 : Maud Dillingham
Why I’ve chosen to do an ultralite thru-hike

Why I’ve chosen to do an ultralite thru-hike

We'll get to my reasons, but first... A bit about me.   My Dad's pack and mine, before we set out. My name is Kai, I don't want to choose...

Aug 31, 2016 : Kai Meka
A Canine Section Hike

A Canine Section Hike

I've seen a few trail dogs on my journey so far, and they've made me miss my Biscuit terribly. My home is the foothills of the Smokies, so I decided...

Apr 14, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Three Makes Musketeers

Three Makes Musketeers

"Before you start some work always ask yourself three questions - why am I doing it, what might the results be, and will I be successful. Only when you think...

Nov 1, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Tales of Trials and Magic Abound! – Part 1

Tales of Trials and Magic Abound! – Part 1

Otherwise known as the "start" of my thru-hike... although it was really more of an intended 5-day turned 3-day shakedown trip (more on that later). This week ended up being...

Apr 6, 2015 : Stacia Bennett
Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Yes, I’m one of those crazy, do everything with your dog, kind of people who would decide to hike the Appalachian Trail not just with one, but both, of her...

Mar 1, 2015 : Maija Le
Just a long walk in the woods: Why we are drawn to the pilgrimage

Just a long walk in the woods: Why we are drawn to the pilgrimage

pilgrimage noun any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage As I'm preparing for my ever-closer-to-reality thru hike, I find myself...

Dec 1, 2014 : Stacia Bennett