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Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

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Feb 20, 2018 : Sponsored Post
What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Red-Lining: The Greatest Hiking Challenge You've Never Heard Of White Mountain National Forest is a legendary bastion of ruggedness. Appalachian Trail thru-hikers almost unanimously regard the

Feb 19, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

The 2018 Appalachian Trail hiking season is nearly upon us, and potential thru-hikers are setting off on an enormous journey. For me, having daily reminders of why I would even...

Feb 13, 2018 : Koty Sapp
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

I’m first and foremost a paddler. When I initially announced that I was planning a 2016 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) paddling friend of...

Feb 11, 2018 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
65 Pieces of Advice From Past Thru-Hikers to Future Thru-Hikers

65 Pieces of Advice From Past Thru-Hikers to Future Thru-Hikers

A person can have a lot of questions as they prepare to hike through the woods, desert, or mountains for six months at a time. So we asked past thru-hikers...

Feb 9, 2018 : The Editors
How To Bring Your Hobbies on the Trail, and Why You Should

How To Bring Your Hobbies on the Trail, and Why You Should

Thru-hikers’ lives can be boiled down to eat, sleep, walk, repeat. They put one foot in front of the other for upwards of 14 hours a day, which doesn’t leave...

Feb 5, 2018 : Linnea Delucchi
Tell Us When You Stopped Listening to Your Excuses: Win an REI Gift Card

Tell Us When You Stopped Listening to Your Excuses: Win an REI Gift Card

Tell us when you stopped letting excuses get in the way of adventures. Oh, and win an REI gift card. Has there ever been a time when you stopped heeding...

Feb 5, 2018 : The Editors
Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Gaspé Peninsula is a wide and sparsely populated area covered by forest and mountains. The IAT traverse the length of the peninsula, but not everybody wants to do the whole...

Jan 31, 2018 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
Rhode Island North South Trail: 78 Miles From the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts

Rhode Island North South Trail: 78 Miles From the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts

Basic Info Length: 78+ miles Location: Rhode Island, USA Trail Type: End-to-end Time to thru-hike: Allow about five days Scenery: The trail runs north from the Atlantic Ocean. It traverses

Jan 23, 2018 : Smokebeard
Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

The above Appalachian Trail Map was put together by talented designer, thru-hiker, and Trek Blogger AWOL's 2016 guide. Minor changes in landmark mileages are to be expected as the trail is...

Jan 19, 2018 : The Editors