women

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Up the trail, the sun glimmered off an iridescent waist, rainbow reflections hitting the dirt path. Grown-out blonde hair tucked loosely into a bun. A stray stand comes loose in...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

My fellow hiker trash, welcome! What lies before you is all the hiking gear I used to finish my 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I've included, sizes, weights and ...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five years ago I first decided that one day I will hike the AT. Five months ago I told my boss at work that I will be leaving in the...

Mar 3, 2017 : Alli Huggins
Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

This thru-hike is something I've been thinking about and planning and saving for for 2-3 years now. It has been in the back of my mind ever since I left...

Jan 19, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Dear Outdoor Apparel Companies

Dear Outdoor Apparel Companies

Dear Outdoor Apparel Companies: I like colors besides purple and teal, and I don't have a special affinity with flowers. Sincerely, Zoë.

Feb 13, 2016 : Zoë Symon
How To Be Girly On The Trail

How To Be Girly On The Trail

A few days ago my mom posed a question. "How will you be so girly in the woods?" My answer: "I won't be." "I can't imagine!" She said, shaking her...

Jan 22, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

“No babies or weddings from April to October!” I half jokingly stipulated. Well. It turns out the joke is on me. I have now learned that I, too, have a...

Nov 29, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

In the summer of 2013, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail with my boyfriend, Mark. We make a pretty good team. When I abandoned him to spend six months working...

Feb 24, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
What Gear Companies Get Wrong About Women

What Gear Companies Get Wrong About Women

As we layered up for the New Hampshire winter, my friend and I were indulging in a popular pastime – comparing our gear. We both enjoy the outdoors and have...

Feb 3, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Where My Girls At? A Look Into the Absence of Females in the Backpacking World

Where My Girls At? A Look Into the Absence of Females in the Backpacking World

Over the last couple of months I have been planning and going on shakedown hikes to test gear and get some trail miles under my belt before heading out for...

Nov 4, 2014 : Stacia Bennett