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Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

There are times when you can learn to do something right by initially doing it wrong. And then there are times when you think you're doing something right, but you're...

Nov 8, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Hiking New Hampshire’s “52 With A View” List

Hiking New Hampshire’s “52 With A View” List

The 52 With A View list of mountains, also known as the “Over The Hill Hikers,” comprises 52 mountains in New Hampshire that have an elevation of under 4,000 feet...

Nov 1, 2018 : Socked In
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: To Become a Mom or To Adventure?

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: To Become a Mom or To Adventure?

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Nov 1, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
How to Be a Better Trail Angel

How to Be a Better Trail Angel

So you’re interested in being a trail angel?  Good for you! Maybe you’ve hiked a long trail and want to give back to the hiking community.  Maybe you’ve just realized...

Oct 23, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Health Insurance for Long-Distance Hikers

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Health Insurance for Long-Distance Hikers

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Oct 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which of New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers was my favorite I'd have a couple hundred dollars. Which isn't very...

Oct 16, 2018 : Socked In
Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

It's one of the most common questions for first-time backpackers and campers.  The uncertainty can be enough to stop those wanting to get into the outdoors from partaking.  Of course...

Oct 15, 2018 : The Editors
Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  ---Henry Ford Picture this... you’re on a long, uphill slog on the mountain of your dreams where you...

Oct 12, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Reaching the Roof of Africa: How to Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

Towering 19,341 feet above the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak in Africa. The first ascent was made by German mountaineer Hans

Oct 11, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

These hikers have over 30,000 combined miles between them, but they were all beginners once. Here's their advice for beginner backpackers, and anyone looking to get out into the backcountry...

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors