Long distance hiking

Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

"Be stubborn," said the two-time AT thru-hiker I ran into at Cloudland Canyon's south rim during my final shakedown hike. It felt like strange advice coming from the owner of...

Apr 11, 2018 : Rachel Poole
A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

Training to hike the Meeting the trail I began my hike climbing a hill from Sneath Lane in the unique darkness of the lunar eclipse. I hiked quickly, hoping to...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

From the Algarve’s beautiful beaches, to the mountains of Centro, through the rural Alentejo and the trails of the     In Alentejo, we discovered two beautiful Natural Reserves, the...

Apr 2, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
A Slow Revolution: Finding Connectedness on the Trail

A Slow Revolution: Finding Connectedness on the Trail

When you’re preparing for a long-distance hike where you’ll be walking at two to three miles per hour, you begin a slow revolution in your life and the lives of...

Mar 28, 2018 : Dami Roelse
Embracing My Crazy

Embracing My Crazy

To go or not to go… Since I made the decision to hike the A.T. my inner world has been quite the roller-coaster ride. I’ve been a royal flip-flopper of...

Mar 26, 2018 : Gwen Nitya
The Sum of My Life On My Back

The Sum of My Life On My Back

A few years back, after one of my backpacking trips out west with the bro and pops, I went to the local REI to check out some gear. While I...

Mar 20, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner, or...

Mar 7, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Big Girl, Big Hike

Big Girl, Big Hike

Hello, final hours of civilization! What a beautiful day we are experiencing here in North Georgia! Tomorrow I take the first of many steps on the Appalachian Trail. I've looked...

Feb 27, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

There was a dark time before the trail. The glow of a little screen late into the night. An iPhone placed on a table, only to be quickly snatched back...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Preparing for a thru-hike is a lot of work. For the last few months, I’ve been planning resupplies, training, both mentally and physically, and buying and testing out gear. It’s...

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key