Inspiration

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Hiking Isle Royale: What You Need to Know Isle Royale National Park is a narrow 45-mile-long island in Lake Superior Trail Type: Up to you! Piece together up to a...

Dec 5, 2017 : Amy
Best Sections of the International Appalachian Trail

Best Sections of the International Appalachian Trail

From mountaintops, farmland walks, and the sea, the International Appalachian Trail in Quebec offers a wide variety of landscapes and terrains. I hiked this trail last summer, and these are...

Dec 2, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
Bethany Hughes’s 20,000-Mile Hike Across the Americas

Bethany Hughes’s 20,000-Mile Hike Across the Americas

There are thru-hikers and then there are thru-hikers. Yes, it is extremely impressive to hike a pre-existing trail that connects you from point A to point B through beautiful, changing...

Nov 30, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Looking for a boost to get you out the door after work? A pick-me-up as you await your upcoming thru-hike? Something to set as your phone background through the long...

Nov 29, 2017 : The Editors
25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

25 Miles Through the Smokies: DIY Loop From Cosby Campground

There are well over a hundred different trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the opportunity for a three-day hike gave my friends and me the overwhelming choice...

Nov 27, 2017 : Michael Bullard
2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

When a thru-hike is over, what do you have left? The journey might have ended, but the experience lives on in memories, and stories, and photos. Here, we've collected some...

Nov 22, 2017 : The Editors
Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

I remember vividly the moment when I first learned about the Arizona Trail. I had just moved to Flagstaff for grad school and was at the local Saturday morning farmer's...

Nov 20, 2017 : Tide Walker
Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

This year, I decided to give back to the Pacific Crest Trail. Not with a donation, and not with trail magic -- but with sweat, sore muscles, and a smile...

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

I started photographing Appalachian Trail thru-hikers in my home state of Maine eleven years ago. As a professional photographer with a degree in photojournalism, I was curious to learn the...

Nov 8, 2017 : Chris Bennett