Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society. First things first, I had to trim up the overgrown forest that had been growing on my...

Dec 12, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Four

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Four

Sleeping high on the mesa, the sun reaches the tent much earlier this morning than on our two previous days deep in the canyon of the Middle Fork, which makes...

Dec 12, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Here's our rundown of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2. This tent was new last year, joining the ranks of Big Agnes thru-hiker faves like the Fly Creek 2 and...

Dec 12, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

I cannot emphasize enough how inexperienced at backpacking I am.  I am an armchair backpacker, replete with theoretical backpacking expertise.  I have read the gear reviews, watched the

Dec 12, 2018 : Emily S.
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Holiday Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Holiday Clearance

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI. For the full slate of holiday clearance deals, REI Co-op NPS Passage Trekking Poles Originally $74.95, now $36.93 MSR Hubba NX Solo...

Dec 12, 2018 : Sponsored Post
My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make it to Canada

My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make it to Canada

Getting ready to set out on a 2,650 mile hike would be a little intimidating to anyone. Add in my ripe old age of 46, my seven leg surgeries, and...

Dec 12, 2018 : Poppy Pai
183 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

183 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

Each year, we invite Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to send us their finish photos, whether they’re lifting their pack over their head atop Katahdin, touching the sign at Springer, or giving...

Dec 12, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day 3

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day 3

Déjà Vu When the alarm goes off at 6:30 am, it’s still dark in the tent. Once again, we’re both reluctant to loosen the drawstring around the hoodies, break the...

Dec 11, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
A Contradictory Conclusion

A Contradictory Conclusion

In the three-ish months since I summited Katahdin, I have tried to find the words to talk about what my thru-hike has meant to me. And in this, I feel...

Dec 11, 2018 : Kate Mueller
The Day I Hate Hiking: Long Trail, Day Eight

The Day I Hate Hiking: Long Trail, Day Eight

I wake up and leave Sterling Pond Shelter at 9 a.m. After barely an hour Sarah and John catch us. The trail descends into Smuggler's Notch and follows a boardwalk....

Dec 11, 2018 : Taylor