Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast focused on hiking, climbing, and sleeping on the ground. He has hiked parts of the AT and explored trails all over the country, but spends most of his time in Texas.

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Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Wildfires can happen anywhere in the country. Here's the info on why fires happen and what you need to know to stay safe.

Sep 23, 2019 : Alex Murphy
The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

The Big Bend 100: The Newest Long-Distance Trail in Texas

In an attempt to give Texas a desirable long trail, two Texas backpackers headed to the Big Bend region to create a new 100 mile trail. The Big Bend 100 combines desert, mountains and history through one of the most isolated places in the country.

May 24, 2019 : Alex Murphy
An Overview of Austin’s Violet Crown Trail and Other Urban-Accessed Trails

An Overview of Austin’s Violet Crown Trail and Other Urban-Accessed Trails

The following is a guest post by Alex Murphy Imagine walking out of your downtown apartment, stepping onto a trail, and ending up miles

Feb 15, 2019 : Alex Murphy