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Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

This is no ordinary thru-hike. Native Francophones Marie and Nil are lifelong adventurers who set their eyes on something different: a journey across

Oct 17, 2017 : The Editors
The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

In case you missed it, the Quirin trio completed their AT thru-hike on September 30th—195 days after their start date of March 20th. This means Bekah

Oct 15, 2017 : The Editors
Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors
Help HIKE For Mental Health Reach Their 5,000-Mile Goal in October

Help HIKE For Mental Health Reach Their 5,000-Mile Goal in October

HIKE for Mental Health is excited to announce #hikeOctober, a month-long virtual hike... as in hike wherever you are and record your miles.

Oct 3, 2017 : The Editors
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registration Now Open

Attention all aspiring 2018 thru-hikers—the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form is now open to register your start date and location for

Oct 2, 2017 : The Editors
This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

From fresh gear and nervous excitement at one end, to the dirt-streaked finisher 2,000 miles later, here are this week's thru-hike before-and-after

Sep 29, 2017 : The Editors
Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Yes, we know the real transformation is what happens inside the soul of a thru-hiker, but that doesn't mean we don't love to see what 2,000 miles of

Sep 25, 2017 : The Editors
Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy Smashes Self-Supported (and Supported) AT Record

On August 31 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy reached Katahdin after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. If

Sep 1, 2017 : The Editors
5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Getting to know different trails around the country (and on occasion, across the globe) is one of our favorite parts of having writers from every

Aug 8, 2017 : The Editors
Time-Tested Gear We Refuse to Get Rid Of

Time-Tested Gear We Refuse to Get Rid Of

While the outdoor industry is constantly coming up with mind-boggling advancements in gear durability, efficiency, and ounce-saving, the old adage

Jul 17, 2017 : The Editors