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Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

When prepping for a thru-hike, aspiring trekkers spend countless hours stressing the transition to their new existence, one spent on the other side of walls. Within just a few days,...

Dec 4, 2019 : Zach
REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI If you're perusing this site, chances are someone on your holiday list is thru-hiking, or you yourself are hitting a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many hikers consider Maine to

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

To all the late-season SOBOs out there, we salute you. You are the fearless ones who go against the grain and fight to finish what you set out to do....

Dec 3, 2019 : Rachel S
The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

Once upon a time, Cyber Monday was the holy grail of discounts.  Somewhere along the way, for many merchants, Cyber Monday evolved into Cyber Week.  Whether you're in search of...

Dec 2, 2019 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #53: The Ultimate Backpacker Holiday Gear Wish List

Backpacker Radio #53: The Ultimate Backpacker Holiday Gear Wish List

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giveback Tuesday, Where's Waldo Wednesday, Thumbwar Thursday, and all the rest on the horizon, there is no better time to score your 2020 gear purchases...

Dec 1, 2019 : Zach
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Cyber Week Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Cyber Week Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI REI opts out of Black Friday each year, encouraging hikers to get outside instead of joining the crowds in the...

Nov 30, 2019 : Sponsored Post
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

Before you #OptOutside on Black Friday, peep the below deals to see if you can't score a steep discount on your gear upgrades for the 2020 backpacking season. We've combed...

Nov 28, 2019 : The Editors
Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Sustained by more than half a century of vigorous growth, outdoor recreation has become one of the largest economic sectors of the American economy. Hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, water

Nov 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50: A Serene 50-Mile Loop in the Western Adirondacks

The Cranberry Lake 50, as its name implies, circumnavigates 50 miles around Cranberry Lake.  The route mostly utilizes already existing trail, creating a continuous loop around the lake.  Along the

Nov 25, 2019 : Troy Zohner