winter hiking

Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

What’s the coldest night you’ve ever spent? For me, the answer is easy: on the shore of Chicken Spring Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail. At a shade above 11,000...

Jan 30, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
20 Winter Hiking Photos to Inspire You to Brave the Elements

20 Winter Hiking Photos to Inspire You to Brave the Elements

Winter's here!  And although it may be a tad blizzardy to hit the trail right now, when the chaos settles, a wonderful winter wonderland will be whispering your name. And in case an alliterative

Jan 22, 2016 : The Editors
So People Are Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Already?

So People Are Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Already?

In the moody depths of big city winter days, it comforts me to remember that someone is always hiking somewhere on the Appalachian Trail. It has come to my attention...

Jan 14, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Hiking the Whites in Winter

Hiking the Whites in Winter

Ever wonder what the green tunnel looks like in winter? What about the spectacular Franconia Ridge, the steepest section of the trail up to the Wildcats, or the crowded summit...

Dec 3, 2015 : Allison Driscoll
Starting an Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hike in February

Starting an Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hike in February

Day hiking recently on Georgia's Blood Mountain, I spotted a SOBO (southbound) thru hiker. Not surprisingly, he didn't have much to say with the southern terminus fewer than forty miles away....

Nov 5, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Seven Lessons Learned While Hiking The Appalachian Trail In Midwinter

Seven Lessons Learned While Hiking The Appalachian Trail In Midwinter

The following is a guest post courtesy of Alex "Professor" Bentley. Alex is a junior at Wofford College pursuing a career in herpetolgy. From a young age he has been enthusiastic about...

Jul 6, 2015 : Zach
A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

My parents did what they could to make cold a part of my life. -- conceived and born in the midwest with occasional skiing trips throughout my childhood and keeping...

Jan 12, 2015 : Courtney
10 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking

10 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking

Somewhere in Tennessee during my thru-hike, I experienced what could possibly be the coldest night I’ve ever had in my entire life. I had been lured into a false sense...

Jan 8, 2014 : Megan Maxwell