Inspiration

Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

This is the first in a series where we'll be chatting with people pursuing careers in the outdoor industry and related fields.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent some...

Jun 21, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

​Every year, thousands of hikers start their journey down the Appalachian Trail, each hopeful to earn the title of “thru-hiker” in a few months' time. While roughly 600 hikers will...

Jun 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus ten more to get off Mt. Whitney. Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt. Whitney. Trail Type: Shuttle end-to-end. Scenery:...

Jun 15, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Spain was the second country of the 2PVA adventure and had many surprises for us. For two months we hiked 1,500 kilometers, crossed eight of the 17 autonomous communities of...

Jun 14, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

On March 1, 2018, Ben and Kami Crawford, of the Cincinnati area, and their six children, ages 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, and 16, set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to thru-hike...

Jun 13, 2018 : Bloodhound
Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Never thought you’d see luxury and long-distance hiking in the same sentence, did you? Don’t think you have what it takes to go without a shower for a week, or miss...

May 31, 2018 : Tide Walker
Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Seven years ago, I passed through Harpers Ferry, WV for the first time, just after graduating high school. I was on a five-day bike tour with a friend, from Pittsburgh...

May 28, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Hiker Trash Vogue – And the Sierra

Hiker Trash Vogue – And the Sierra

As I was reaching the aqueduct, the yellow dead-end street sign read “End,” with the desert mountains we would soon climb in the background.  The sign was reminding me that...

May 24, 2018 : Tommy Corey
Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Over the past decade, the number of people hiking long-distance trails in the U.S. has surged. Between 2013 and 2017, the number of PCT permits issued has (155 percent increase...

May 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Skyline Traverse: A Full Day Hiking the 5 Highest Peaks Around Boulder, CO

Skyline Traverse: A Full Day Hiking the 5 Highest Peaks Around Boulder, CO

Boulder’s backdrop of jutting rock slabs not only makes for a compelling skyline, but provides the terrain for an epic day hike close to the city. South Boulder Peak, Bear...

May 17, 2018 : Katie Gerber