Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

Frameless Packs – Fitting and Packing

I recently bought my first frameless backpack, the Mountain Laurel Design Prophet 48L. I was always very hesitant to get a frameless pack since I have an autoimmune disease that affects...

Apr 15, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Day 15: Fontana Marina to Spencer Field Shelter; 19.4 miles After being dropped off back at the Marina parking lot, Penguin and I followed the AT up to the Fontana “Hilton”,...

Apr 15, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Trail Provides, Always

The Trail Provides, Always

They say it takes a village. A village to support a thru-hiker, that is. No matter how “solo” we’d like to think we are as thru-hikers, there always comes a...

Apr 14, 2021 : Steph Strickland
PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

PCT Shakedown Hike on The Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Testing out all my PCT gear on a shakedown hike of the 70+ mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail

Apr 14, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Day one started out just as you'd expect. Fail to really pack your pack the night before, sleep in a little, have a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, go back...

Apr 14, 2021 : Geoffrey Wistow
Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 40 I woke up early even though I was in a comfy town bed. I think my body is used to waking up with the sun so I can’t...

Apr 14, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

2021 PCT Thru-Hiker Gear Breakdown

Gear breakdown - my favorite! I am a total gear junkie and have spent many hours researching each piece of gear in my pack; I am excited to share this...

Apr 13, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
International Adventures In Pandemic Times

International Adventures In Pandemic Times

It was not an easy decision to take this trip in the current world, but everything in my life screamed I should go. What would normally be a direct flight...

Apr 13, 2021 : Lara Antonia
PCT DAY 1: The Nitty Gritty

PCT DAY 1: The Nitty Gritty

Well the first day came and went. Lots of feelings were had. I want to talk about some nitty-gritty details of the first day I was not expecting. Campo Getting...

Apr 13, 2021 : Jacob Barstow
Days 7-9: Time for a Total Gear Shakedown

Days 7-9: Time for a Total Gear Shakedown

Ok... so I was so excited to try hammock camping that I bought the whole shebang... a hammock with rain fly tarp, a modified sleep pad, and a custom 30...

Apr 13, 2021 : Laurie Haw