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Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

The Appalachian Trail was first thru-hiked in 1948 by Earl Shaffer, and since then, more than 15,000 people have traversed its entire length. It's the best-known long trail in America....

Oct 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Fall comes early to the Dolly Sods Wilderness, a windswept plateau astride the Allegheny Front in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest.  With elevations reaching 4,700 feet, the climate and

Oct 17, 2018 : Guest Post
Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber is an Alabama native who has lived in Louisiana for 18 years. He began hiking just seven years ago in the Louisiana Hikes, a great resource for information...

Oct 11, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

The Laugavegur Trail: 36 Miles Across Southern Iceland

The Laugavegur Trail is a 36-mile trail stretching across southern Iceland, featuring a terrain diversity similar to the PCT: desert, glaciers, mountains, and forests. Imagine you somehow combined

Oct 5, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Three Favorite Day Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Three Favorite Day Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Many readers of this website are intimately aware of the 70 miles of the AT that travel through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but there are many more hiking options...

Oct 4, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Top Five New Hampshire Hikes That Aren’t on the Appalachian Trail

Top Five New Hampshire Hikes That Aren’t on the Appalachian Trail

As the leaves begin to turn in northern New Hampshire and leaf-peeping season gets into full swing, trying to find solitude in the NH wilderness becomes more and more difficult....

Oct 2, 2018 : Socked In
The Best Backpacking Trails in Pennsylvania

The Best Backpacking Trails in Pennsylvania

With roughly half the state covered in forest, it's no surprise that Pennsylvania is home to some of the premier backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic. Home to sections of three National...

Sep 26, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Trail Profile: Superior Hiking Trail

Trail Profile: Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail is a 310-mile trail that takes you along the North Shore of Minnesota. The trail can take two to three weeks depending on your daily mileage...

Sep 22, 2018 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
Careers in the Outdoors Part IV: Interview with a Charter Boat Captain

Careers in the Outdoors Part IV: Interview with a Charter Boat Captain

Though most hikers are primarily land-dwellers, those in the know understand that there’s a whole other world to be explored on the water. Today I’ll be talking with a friend...

Sep 15, 2018 : Marina Clementi
20 of the Top Day Hikes in New Hampshire

20 of the Top Day Hikes in New Hampshire

When most people think of mountains, their minds often turn to images of jagged, bare, glaciated peaks soaring high in the sky. They think of the Alps or the Rockies;...

Sep 15, 2018 : Jessica Tinios