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Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many...

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. Question: Hi Jen! AT 2016'er here. A lot...

Jun 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus another 10 to get off Mt Whitney Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt Whitney Trail Type: Shuttle end-to-end Scenery:...

Jun 15, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Spain was the second country of the 2PVA adventure and had many surprises for us. For two months we hiked 1,500 kilometers, crossed 8 of the 17 autonomous communities of...

Jun 14, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

On March 1st, 2018 Ben and Kami Crawford, of the Cincinnati area, and their six children, ages 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, and 16, set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia to thru-hike...

Jun 13, 2018 : Bloodhound
5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

On June 10, 1977 James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, escaped from Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee along with six other convicts. For 55 hours...

Jun 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up With My Original Hiking Partner

Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up With My Original Hiking Partner

I always tell people that thru-hiking with someone is bigger than living with someone. Even if you share a tiny studio apartment with an intimate partner, you’ll usually have some...

Jun 12, 2018 : Sarah Karner
Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Worlds Collide! This year for Trail Days, Voldemort and I traveled to Damascus, a much longer trip for her! and recorded a joint episode with Zach from Backpacker Radio. (And...

Jun 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

"Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is just section hiking the earth." - The Real Hiking Viking If Comic Con and Burning Man had a baby- and that baby was raised on...

Jun 12, 2018 : Zach
The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable, and those thru-hikers who choose to leave the trail

Jun 8, 2018 : Scott