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Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 21, 2019 : Rachel S
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Aug 20, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

The cinnamon is connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold...

Aug 20, 2019 : Zach
Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

In the world of long-distance hiking, it’s become as predictable as snow in the Sierra or the riot of wildflowers in rolling Virginia pastures in April: Each season, a new...

Aug 19, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

It’s official: Hiker Heaven is up for sale. After 22 years of generously hosting hikers in their Agua Dulce home, Jeff and Donna are moving to the Washington Upper Olympic...

Aug 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 14, 2019 : Rachel S
The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

There's no such thing as the perfect gear system, but there are options for every hiking style and preference. Your choice of pack will directly correlate to the choices you...

Aug 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast: 200 Miles Across Rural England

Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast: 200 Miles Across Rural England

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast is a long distance unofficial trail in Britain that goes from the Irish Sea to the North Sea via three national parks. The scenery varies dramatically...

Aug 14, 2019 : Joal & Jenny
A Woman Has Died on the Colorado Trail After Tree Falls on Tent

A Woman Has Died on the Colorado Trail After Tree Falls on Tent

A 56-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her tent on the Colorado Trail near Grizzly Peak. The incident happened late Monday, Aug. 13. The San Juan County Sheriff's...

Aug 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

512 miles, 111,000 feet of elevation gain, and 107,450 feet of elevation loss. And you thought the Sierra were hard! Due to the south-to-north trend of hiking the Pacific Crest...

Aug 14, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer