PCT Permit? Aquired.

PCT Permit? Aquired.

First thing is first. My name is Kelly from Pittsburgh, PA. I’m your typical nature lover that wants to say "poop poop society" for 5-6 months. 

Nov 27, 2021 : Kelly
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.com. Save up to 30% on gear and apparel during the REI Cyber Week Sale 11/27 - 12/6. Alert, alert!...

Nov 27, 2021 : Sponsored Post
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

It's discount season, supply chain issues be damned! We've combed through the web to find the best discounts so you don't have to.  If we've missed a notable deal, please...

Nov 26, 2021 : The Editors
The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Over $300

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Over $300

Are you looking to wow the thru-hiker in your life with a platinum-level backpacking gear gift this holiday season? We're here to help. Each of these high-end backpacking gear morsels...

Nov 24, 2021 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

Comprehensive list of the best resupply points on the A.T. including NOBO mile markers, links, phone numbers, etc. Downloadable PDF copy is available. Great supplement to AWOL's A.T. guide. Cheers!

Nov 24, 2021 : Clarity
Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 22

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 22

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. And to that end, we wanted to extend a big congrats to everyone who managed to navigate all...

Nov 24, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
The Fear is Real…

The Fear is Real…

I’m realizing I get scared easily on this thru-hike. Is it because I am alone? Is it because the trail is difficult? Is it the unknown that awaits me in...

Nov 23, 2021 : Janine
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

What does one eat on a backpacking trip?  It may seem like a simple question with an equally simple answer.  But dig a bit beneath the surface and, you'll quickly...

Nov 23, 2021 : The Editors
Katabatic Gear Flex 30 Ultralight Quilt Review

Katabatic Gear Flex 30 Ultralight Quilt Review

One of backpacking's greatest achievements is the innovation of the quilt. Katabatic Gear is one of the many cottage companies specializing in this modern gem, and in my experience arguably...

Nov 23, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Walking Distance #20 | Bear Safety ft. Tom Smith

Walking Distance #20 | Bear Safety ft. Tom Smith

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Tom Smith, a professor of wildlife sciences at Brigham...

Nov 23, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak