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Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

I've lived in Southern California for five years and still feel like I'm scratching the surface of available adventure around me. The beaches are great, but within three hours of...

Sep 9, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

Those who have hiked the Appalachian Trail agree: there's simply no other trail like it in the world. It may not be the longest footpath of them all, nor the...

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Hike the Timberline Trail: 42 Stunning Miles Around Mount Hood

How to Hike the Timberline Trail: 42 Stunning Miles Around Mount Hood

If you're familiar with the Pacific Crest Trail (or the Pacific Northwest in general), you’ll likely know of the Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood. The Timberline Trail is a 42-mile...

Sep 2, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

There's a reason Maryland is one of the most popular states among Appalachian Trail section hikers. It’s just 40 miles in length, making it ideal for weekend warriors; the terrain...

Sep 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Arches National Park

If you dream of warm air, bright colors, and some of the most unique hiking in the country, then look no farther than Arches National Park. The park features the...

Jun 26, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

6 Long Trails That Are Perfect for Beginners

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Are you a passionate day-hiker looking to break into the world of...

Feb 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of incredibly diverse hiking; from the dry and rugged Cedarberg in the west to the majestic Drakensberg in the east. Tucked away behind the popular...

Feb 15, 2020 : Zacc Larkin
10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

In 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recorded 1,173 people as finishing the Appalachian Trail, and 1,013 of them were thru-hikers. On the Pacific Crest Trail, it's just as crowded.  The...

Dec 18, 2019 : Erik Schlimmer
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many hikers consider Maine to

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50, as its name implies, circumnavigates 50 miles around Cranberry Lake.  The route mostly utilizes already existing trail, creating a continuous loop around the lake.  Along the

Nov 25, 2019 : Troy Zohner