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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Quilts for All Budgets

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Quilts for All Budgets

A bad night’s sleep is the quickest way to ruin a camping trip. At best, you’re guaranteed to be sore, miserable, and exhausted by morning. At worst, you’re putting yourself...

May 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How Outdoor Organizations Have Responded to COVID-19

How Outdoor Organizations Have Responded to COVID-19

Shelter-in-place orders asked thru-hikers, weekend backpackers, and day hikers to leave their beloved spaces. However, as restrictions are being lifted, many outdoor spaces are opening back up. As

May 21, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Backpacker Radio Episode 71 | Sarah Jones Decker on Appalachian Trail Shelters

Backpacker Radio Episode 71 | Sarah Jones Decker on Appalachian Trail Shelters

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Sarah Jones Decker, author of the new gorgeous photobook The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-tos, and

May 21, 2020 : Elise Ott
Small Business Sales Week: Small Companies Offering Great Deals from May 21-27

Small Business Sales Week: Small Companies Offering Great Deals from May 21-27

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by Garage Grown Gear It's Small Business Sales Week, and we're helping get the word out about online deals for backpacking and...

May 21, 2020 : Sponsored Post
ATC Releases Updated Trail Use Guidance, Asks Thru-Hikers To Continue Postponing Hikes

ATC Releases Updated Trail Use Guidance, Asks Thru-Hikers To Continue Postponing Hikes

May 20, 2020; 2:30 p.m. MST: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has released updated guidelines for Appalachian Trail users, including day hikers, overnight hikers, and prospective 2020

May 20, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
My Gear List for a Self-Supported Hike on the San Luis Loop

My Gear List for a Self-Supported Hike on the San Luis Loop

Editor's Note: In light of the COVID crisis, The Trek is committed to following all CDC and trail organization recommendations. As trails open up and longer hikes become possible, it's...

May 19, 2020 : PseudoSloth
24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we're having a blast looking through them all. This week brings the third installment of our readers' favorite pictures from the Appalachian...

May 19, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Best Deals for Backpackers at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com Backcountry's annual Memorial Day Sale starts today, May 15, and runs until May 25. Shoppers can save up to 50%...

May 15, 2020 : Sponsored Post
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale

REI’s Anniversary Sale is one of their biggest sale events of the year, and this year is no exception. Deals include Patagonia jackets, NEMO tents and sleeping bags, Osprey packs,...

May 15, 2020 : The Editors
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy