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How I Went From Hating To Loving Hiking

How I Went From Hating To Loving Hiking

My mom planted the seed, New Zealand made it grow and the Camino actually made it blossom: how my love for hiking has developed over time!

Nov 26, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

The average day of marching for a civil war soldier was 10-15 miles. And when they got to town, there was no resupply. There was no hot shower, other than...

Dec 19, 2016 : Gary Sizer
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

During the 1920s, the National Park Service was on a campaign to create parks near the population hubs on the east coast. Great Smoky Mountains National Park was one such...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Let's give some recognition to the women - both historic and modern - who turned their backs to the naysayers, put on their best hiking shoes, and climbed over 2,000...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Mount Washington

The History of Mount Washington

How did a mountain with the worst weather in the world come to be such a tourist destination? Why did this happen? To answer your questions, and more, let’s dive...

Dec 21, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
Park History Profile: George Masa

Park History Profile: George Masa

Masa stood at the prominent height of five foot nothing, and weighed in at 100 pounds. When taking into consideration just how big, bulky, and ridiculously heavy cameras were in...

Nov 2, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The story in a nutshell: everyone was evicted and then the government made a park. But history is a bit more complicated than that. Let's dive in, shall we?

Nov 2, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Baxter State Park

The History of Baxter State Park

It's not often I can point to a single person and say, "This guy gets all the credit in making the park." In the case of one Percival Proctor Baxter,...

Oct 22, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

Did you know that the AT was never originally intended to be thru-hiked? Or that it was first planned as a means of connecting a chain of quasi-socialist utopian communities?

Feb 22, 2015 : Jesse Metzger