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The Virginia Triple Crown: 34 Iconic Miles of AT Backpacking

The Virginia Triple Crown: 34 Iconic Miles of AT Backpacking

Dragon’s Tooth. McAfee Knob. Tinker Cliffs. Hike all three of these spectacular destinations along the Virginia Appalachian Trail to complete the coveted Virginia Triple Crown (aka the Roanoke Triple

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Tips for Hiking Scotland’s West Highland Way

Last winter we reviewed Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen’s favorite gear for an AT thru-hike. This time, Story is going trans-Atlantic to provide you with some tips on how to hike Scotland's...

Jun 10, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
The Best Time of Year to Hike These 23 Popular Long Trails

The Best Time of Year to Hike These 23 Popular Long Trails

Choosing when to start a trail can make or break your thru-hike. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you on the best time to start your hike.

May 19, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
R2R2R in One Day: Fueling Strategy, Heat Exhaustion, Public Tears

R2R2R in One Day: Fueling Strategy, Heat Exhaustion, Public Tears

R2R2R in One Day: Fueling Strategy, Heat Exhaustion, Public Tears is a sponsored post brought to you by 4D. What better way to spend your birthday than attempting a masochistic...

May 14, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Desk-Bound Engineer to Professional Backpacking Guide in 1 Year

Desk-Bound Engineer to Professional Backpacking Guide in 1 Year

After abandoning my desk for a summer in Norway, I discovered my calling as a professional guide. What followed was an extraordinary year that took me around the world and...

May 10, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

The Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is a 96.4-mile point-to-point hiking trail located in East Texas just north of Houston. It winds through the woodlands of the Sam Houston National...

May 4, 2021 : Katie Houston
How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

Planning to trade green tunnels for alpine views this summer? High elevation hiking can lead you to pristine and breathtaking scenes that feel like you’re in a dream. From alpine...

May 3, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Hiking with Your Brain: Pre-Trail Anxiety and Post-Trail Depression

Hiking with Your Brain: Pre-Trail Anxiety and Post-Trail Depression

For more than a decade, the constant thought blazing in my brain was my obsession with the Appalachian Trail, and my dream to thru-hike it. I was a child, traveling...

Apr 26, 2021 : Saoirse Ibarguen
Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors