The Wilderpeople

The Wilderpeople

The Wilder what? With only a few days left to go before I join the hiker herd I'm reminded of a uniquely New Zealand comedy drama

Apr 24, 2018 : Mick Beckers
Backpacker Radio Episode #9 – Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, and Near Death Experiences in the Smokies

Backpacker Radio Episode #9 – Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, and Near Death Experiences in the Smokies

If you've listened to Sounds of the Trail, you already know today's guest.  Backpacker Radio is joined by Laura "Hey Girl" Johnston- an AT and PCT thru-hiker, conservationist, conversationalist, and

Apr 24, 2018 : Zach
Why I Named My Feet

Why I Named My Feet

In one of Harry Anderson's old stand-up routines, he says something like: "If you can't laugh at yourself, then you've never seen what you look like sleeping." This line has...

Apr 24, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Here I go again!

Here I go again!

I'M BACK! Week 1 It has been over 10 months since I left the trail. A friend drove me to Nashville on Thursday April 5th then another friend drove me...

Apr 24, 2018 : Nadine Symons
From Having Never Backpacked to Springer Mountain in Two Months

From Having Never Backpacked to Springer Mountain in Two Months

Up until mid-December of 2017 I had never backpacked before in my life. This is my story of how I decided, planned, and hit the Appalachian Trail in two months...

Apr 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Eating My Way Through Franklin, N.C.

Eating My Way Through Franklin, N.C.

Getting back on trail after time in town is always a little difficult. However, this instance was different because it came with the knowledge of crossing my first state line....

Apr 24, 2018 : Hanna Espie
Just Get Me Out of Tennessee

Just Get Me Out of Tennessee

I camped at Doll Flats at the edge of the Roan Highlands, looking across the meadow on the side of North Carolina. Two states down in a hike of 14....

Apr 24, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Planning a Thru-Hike from Abroad: A Guide to Visas, Phones, and Food

Planning a Thru-Hike from Abroad: A Guide to Visas, Phones, and Food

Whether you’re hiking the PCT, AT, CDT or one of the other many trails in the U.S, there is a lot of research and planning that goes into it, especially...

Apr 24, 2018 : Bridget Love
Hot Springs to Roan Mountain

Hot Springs to Roan Mountain

The Daily Day 18- 0 mile day in Hot Springs Day 19- 14.3 mile day to Allen Gap Day 20- 11.7 mile day to Jerry Cabin Shelter Day 21- 21.6...

Apr 24, 2018 : Bobby
I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

So what exactly is a trail name? Well, basically, it’s just a fun name that you go by while you are hiking on the trail. Normally it comes from a...

Apr 24, 2018 : KD Klos