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Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

On Sept. 30, the three-year temporary extension of the recent closure of the top-down route of the Narrows hike at Zion National Park, which came as the result of a decision...

Oct 8, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at Hart’s Pass. Regardless, a huge round...

Oct 8, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Oct 7, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 5, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
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
The Bay Area Ridge Trail: Bays, Bridges, and Some Really Big Trees

The Bay Area Ridge Trail: Bays, Bridges, and Some Really Big Trees

I first heard about the Bay Area Ridge Trail a week after returning to California from my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Lost in that post thru-hike daze and searching for concrete...

Oct 3, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than one mile from the Appalachian...

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors
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
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week features photos

Oct 1, 2018 : Becky Booroojian