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5 Tips to Help You Choose a Perfect Campsite Every Time

5 Tips to Help You Choose a Perfect Campsite Every Time

These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.

Oct 23, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Mountain Lions and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

Last week, a viral video showing a mountain lion following a Utah hiker up a trail for six tense minutes made waves on social media. However, critics say the media's...

Oct 20, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Uncomfortable Truth About Thru-Hiking and Weight Loss

The Uncomfortable Truth About Thru-Hiking and Weight Loss

"You're so skinny. Did you even bring food with you?" "I can feel your bones when I hug you—let's get you some pasta!" "Man, I should consider thru-hiking. You look...

Oct 19, 2020 : Katie Kommer
5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

Nowadays, traveling alone as a girl seems to be frowned upon. It’s seen as dangerous and unsafe. We’re told not to go out alone, especially in the wilderness. But why...

Oct 18, 2020 : Kaylin
Avoid These 8 Common Thru-Hiking Mistakes

Avoid These 8 Common Thru-Hiking Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. And when you're taking on a monumental challenge like a thru-hike, you're likely to make more than a few of them. Accepting the fact that things can,...

Oct 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Video: Mountain Lion Follows Utah Trail Runner for 6 Terrifying Minutes

Video: Mountain Lion Follows Utah Trail Runner for 6 Terrifying Minutes

A terrifying video uploaded to Youtube yesterday shows footage in which an adult cougar follows a Utah hiker for six minutes on the Slate Canyon Trail near Provo, UT. The...

Oct 13, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Vote in the 2020 General Election

How to Vote in the 2020 General Election

Hey. Hey, you. Do you have a plan to vote in the upcoming 2020 US presidential election? If you’re a US citizen 18 or older, the answer should be yes....

Oct 8, 2020 : Kelly Floro
A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

Dotted with wildflower-filled meadows, stunning waterfalls, and inviting alpine lakes, these Cascade volcano loop hikes belong on every backpacker’s bucket list.

Oct 8, 2020 : Jen Datka
7 Thru-Hiking Mistakes Rookie Hikers Make on the AT

7 Thru-Hiking Mistakes Rookie Hikers Make on the AT

The Appalachian Trail is 2,193 miles of "one foot in front of the other" mentality. That’s a whole lot of steps to make memories, meals, and of course, mistakes. Here...

Oct 1, 2020 : Tara Ritchey
The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to Fall Foliage Hikes in the Appalachian Mountains

I t's almost October, and there's finally a hint of crisp fall weather in the air. Decorative gourds will soon appear on suburban lawns up and down the east coast....

Oct 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro