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The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI.  You can find their array of quality women's clothing Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Zip-T MSRP:

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Each year (sometimes twice a year if we're feeling froggy) The Trek hits up Outdoor Retailer, the industry's largest trade show. This semiannual

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
Wildfires Continue to Close Sections of Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Continue to Close Sections of Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires in California and Washington are closing sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, with smoke shrouding thru-hikers in a haze. "The smoke is

Jul 19, 2018 : The Editors
[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

The death of a man whose body was was found July 9 below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been ruled an

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors
Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

The pack you choose says a lot about your hiking style. Are you an ultralight fastpacker? Do you carry everything but the kitchen sink? Most likely

Jun 25, 2018 : The Editors
AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

The body of 39-year-old Michael Camiso was found Tuesday in Caratunk, Maine. Camiso went missing earlier in May, and it has been surmised that he

May 28, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus,

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles

May 15, 2018 : The Editors
20 of the Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

20 of the Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or

Apr 30, 2018 : The Editors
[Update: Nope is Alive!] Missing CDT Hiker: Matt Ryen aka “Nope”

[Update: Nope is Alive!] Missing CDT Hiker: Matt Ryen aka “Nope”

Update 4/26/18, 4:17pm MST: Nope is alive!  He posted to his Instagram account a short time ago. UPDATE: @trailname_nope is alive and well! Deep

Apr 25, 2018 : The Editors