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The Colorado Trail Takes My Breath Away!

The Colorado Trail Takes My Breath Away!

False Starts I flew to Denver on July 12 and stayed withan old family friend for a few days to give myself a chance to adjust to the altitude.  I...

Sep 2, 2019 : George Turner (Old Growth)
AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

After hiking through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I finally understand why they call it Great. The Smokies are a force of nature. Fontana Dam to Newport Gap The past...

Apr 27, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Below is my full PCT Gear List (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

The masterminds behind SWD: Stitch and Good Lady The Ultralight Backpacking industry’s future began to change in January of 2016, when Brandon McIntyre (Stitch) and Ashley Thick (Good Lady)

May 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
5 Avoidable Mistakes Gas Monkey has Already Made

5 Avoidable Mistakes Gas Monkey has Already Made

Less than 100 days stand between me and the start of my thru-hike. One of the best ways I have prepared for this grand undertaking were the section hikes that I...

Dec 15, 2016 : Gas Monkey
Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

The advances that DSM Dyneema and Cuban Technologies are making has allowed tent and backpack weights to be sliced in half.

Nov 21, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: ZPacks 10F Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: ZPacks 10F Sleeping Bag

Shoes, pack and a shelter – These used to be the most important pieces of gear to me.  Until I used a ZPacks sleeping bag.  Now my sleep system makes...

Nov 6, 2015 : Carly Moree