Scotland, the Poor Hiker’s Friend

Scotland, the Poor Hiker’s Friend

Raised a Hiker Growing up, I remember that there were times where pretty much every supper we had included white rice, to the point that I got desperately sick of...

Jul 7, 2020 : Rosanna Brost
My Long Trail Gear Review

My Long Trail Gear Review

My Long Trail thru-hike is just under two weeks away, yay! As I'm starting to pack in earnest, it feels like the perfect time to share my gear list and...

Jul 7, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Colorado Trail: It’s Go Time

Colorado Trail: It’s Go Time

I have decided to pursue a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail! Why? It is close to home and my gear bag is already packed for this adventure. I feel that...

Jul 7, 2020 : Alicia Pacalo
Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Comforts and Details

Our Colorado Trail Gear Lists: The Comforts and Details

Some stories about my and Legs' favorite pieces of gear on our lists and our Lighter Pack base weight breakdown!

Jul 7, 2020 : Katie Houston
Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo, who have given shelter to hundreds of PCT thru-hikers on their way to the Southern Terminus in California since 2006, will resume hosting in 2021. The couple---Barney...

Jul 6, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

The energy companies behind a natural gas pipeline that would have run under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia have dropped their efforts to build the 600-mile pipeline. The decision by

Jul 5, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Remige Hoody

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Remige Hoody

Lightweight hiking hoodies just might be one of my favorite pieces of gear. Rather than constantly slathering on sunscreen and still getting sunburned, I can now protect my arms, neck,...

Jul 4, 2020 : Megan McGowan
Making It Work

Making It Work

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to piece together any kind of long distance hiking this season. In all probability, we will NOT be able to thru-hike the entirety...

Jul 4, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
This Artist’s Illustrations Highlight Challenges Faced by BIPOC Thru-Hikers

This Artist’s Illustrations Highlight Challenges Faced by BIPOC Thru-Hikers

The following is a guest post courtesy of Marie Draws. Marie is a PCT thru-hiker and artist who is using her skills to tell the stories of backpackers from diverse...

Jul 4, 2020 : Guest Post
When the Trail Says: Slow Down

When the Trail Says: Slow Down

It’s no secret that the trail is my teacher. I learn countless truths about myself, life, and the human condition as I traverse her many miles of lessons. The trail...

Jul 4, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro