New Jersey: the Garden State

New Jersey: the Garden State

After my phone fell in a river, I've fallen way behind on my blogging. But I'm back and ready to play catch-up. Have a look at my video from New...

Aug 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer
I Quit in Maine…And I Was NOBO

I Quit in Maine…And I Was NOBO

Although I hiked from Georgia to Maine, I never made it to Mount Katahdin. I left the trail. I quit. Leaving New Hampshire I walked out of Gorham, NH under...

Aug 16, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Backpacker Radio Episode 17: Thru-Hiking Injury Prevention and Recovery Tips with Dr. Emily Kelly

Backpacker Radio Episode 17: Thru-Hiking Injury Prevention and Recovery Tips with Dr. Emily Kelly

A sad, yet seemingly inevitable byproduct of long distance backpacking is pain and injury.  Though it's not a guarantee, to escape a long distance trek without one of the two...

Aug 16, 2018 : Zach
Rangeley Lakes Region Trail Profile

Rangeley Lakes Region Trail Profile

After spending four days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine I have compiled an itinerary of what one would need to do to complete the 4,000ers in that region...

Aug 16, 2018 : Socked In
Ups and Downs in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Ups and Downs in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Maine so far has been everything I was told it would be—rugged, rooty, rocky, and beautiful—but not in the way I expected. I suppose it’s one thing to hear about...

Aug 16, 2018 : Gabe Foster
Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Ten Reasons to Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail

Since finishing up the AT last September, I’ve been on the lookout for my next backpacking experience. Scouting for the site of my next adventure (and first solo thru-hike), I...

Aug 16, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Deep in the Third 500, and the Trail Has a New Feel

Deep in the Third 500, and the Trail Has a New Feel

A 2,000-meter rowing race is broken into four quarters, each 500 meters in length. The first 500 meters are sharp and quick. From a dead stop, the rowing shell levitates...

Aug 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average, according to a chart...

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

When asked about their first overnight trip, your average outdoor enthusiast may describe a perfect weekend spent ogling dramatic landscapes and sleeping under starry skies. But what they may be

Aug 15, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

After 1,800 miles you'd think we'd have this thing figured out, but the Appalachian Trail is fighting back, right as the finish line starts to loom. What counts as the...

Aug 14, 2018 : Sian and Dave