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Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

In this video, Dan shares his top 5 favorite pieces of gear that he carried with him on his SOBO PCT thru hike. His list is comprised of no-fuss, no-frills,...

Feb 18, 2019 : The Editors
Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the...

Feb 18, 2019 : Kenny Howell
The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

Hiker hunger is legit. Some experience it more than others, but we all crave food constantly. Our bodies need the calories, so it's their way of begging us for the...

Feb 16, 2019 : Emma Rosenfield
Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Are you just beginning your PCT thru-hike gear essentials research? Are you putting finishing touches on your carefully cultivated set of gear? Maybe you're a gear junkie who just likes...

Feb 15, 2019 : Devin Holmes
Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman spoke publicly for the first time since his life-and-death encounter with a mountain lion in Colorado, describing in vivid detail how he wrestled with the cat before killing

Feb 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Backpacker Radio # 29: Valentine’s Day 2.0 with Grizzly + Jenna, Tent Orgies, and How to Hike 30 Miles in a Day

Backpacker Radio # 29: Valentine’s Day 2.0 with Grizzly + Jenna, Tent Orgies, and How to Hike 30 Miles in a Day

In today's special Valentine's Day episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Grizzly and Jenna, a couple due to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and Colorado Trail this year. ...

Feb 13, 2019 : Zach
Advice for Hiking the AT with No Experience, From Someone Who Did

Advice for Hiking the AT with No Experience, From Someone Who Did

Hitting a long-distance hiking trail this season? Never backpacked a day in your life? Sounds a lot like me. When I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016, the longest hike...

Feb 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
Katahdin and Beyond: The Best Hikes in Maine’s Baxter State Park

Katahdin and Beyond: The Best Hikes in Maine’s Baxter State Park

With more than 200,000 acres of wilderness and over 200 miles of trails, Baxter State Park (BSP) offers some of the best hiking in the eastern US. Katahdin draws most...

Feb 12, 2019 : Troy Zohner
Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Water is the most important resource thru-hikers must learn to manage on the Appalachian Trail. Water is typically easy to find—as hikers meander through the woods they’ll cross numerous fresh

Feb 11, 2019 : The Editors
Guide to Hiking the Art Loeb Trail in One Weekend

Guide to Hiking the Art Loeb Trail in One Weekend

If you are looking for a solid prep hike for the Appalachian Trail or just want to hike one of National Geographic Adventure’s top North American hikes, look no further...

Feb 10, 2019 : Jessie Robinson