The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

Maryland (Sept. 12 - 13) 14 hours, 38 minutes The following will describe my experience as well as provide an additional five tips that may aid you in the Maryland...

Oct 12, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
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 Kisatchie National Forest, a 604,000-acre wilderness park...

Oct 11, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
Solo Woman: How I Got Good at Being by Myself

Solo Woman: How I Got Good at Being by Myself

Perhaps it started with my journey to Amicalola Falls without a companion, or even a year prior on my first solo road trip to North Carolina and the Blue Ridge...

Oct 11, 2018 : Erin
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best timely deals on some of our favorite backpacking items---from base layers...

Oct 11, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering 19,341 feet above the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. The first ascent was made by German mountaineer Hans

Oct 11, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Back in the Black: The Basics

Back in the Black: The Basics

Ten things you should always have and seven things you should always practice.

Oct 11, 2018 : Tim
Smokebeard’s Final PCT Gear List and Review

Smokebeard’s Final PCT Gear List and Review

A lot of people have asked me about gear---how many pairs of shoes did I go through, did my tent leak, how was my backpack, that sort of thing.  Here's...

Oct 10, 2018 : Smokebeard
Celebrating My 1,000 Miles in Ten Pictures

Celebrating My 1,000 Miles in Ten Pictures

To celebrate the first 1,000 miles under my belt, I decided to pick ten pictures---five showcasing the beauty of the trail and five showcasing the funny, behind-the-scenes moments. If a...

Oct 10, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

The Trek recently introduced a new video Appalachian Trail FAQ series in conjunction with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. In the most recent video, Andrew Downs, Central and Southwest Virginia

Oct 10, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

In today's show, our hikers discuss the evolution of their hiking groups over the course of their journeys.  Injuries occur, people grow apart, paces differ, life happens.  You get to...

Oct 10, 2018 : Zach