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Backcountry Campfires: A Relic of the Past

Backcountry Campfires: A Relic of the Past

The following is a guest post courtesy of Paul Magnanti of PMags.com. rel•ic rĕl′ĭk n. Something that has survived the passage of time,

Jul 12, 2021 : Guest Post
The Longest Trail

The Longest Trail

  The following is a guest post by Jonathan Horwitz. It originally appeared on USC StorySpace. In 1972, California voters mandated the creation

Jun 1, 2021 : Guest Post
Piestewa Peak is Getting Trashed and Gross

Piestewa Peak is Getting Trashed and Gross

The following is a guest post courtesy of Seth Landau. I couldn’t believe it. I’m looking into the wash off the parking lot at my favorite

Mar 4, 2021 : Guest Post
Appalachian Trail Magic: A Bill Irwin Memory

Appalachian Trail Magic: A Bill Irwin Memory

The following is a guest post by Eddie "Leaky Boots" Lough. Bill Irwin was the first profoundly blind person to complete an unsupported thru-hike of

Feb 1, 2021 : Guest Post
6 Ways My Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Changed My Daily Routine

6 Ways My Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Changed My Daily Routine

Life is full of what I like to call “bullshit layers,” layers that a thru-hike can simplify and easily put into perspective. The trail reminded me to

Aug 28, 2020 : Guest Post
This Artist’s Illustrations Highlight Challenges Faced by BIPOC Thru-Hikers

This Artist’s Illustrations Highlight Challenges Faced by BIPOC Thru-Hikers

The following is a guest post courtesy of Marie Draws. Marie is a PCT thru-hiker and artist who is using her skills to tell the stories of

Jul 4, 2020 : Guest Post
I’m a BIPOC Hiker Taking on the Triple Crown

I’m a BIPOC Hiker Taking on the Triple Crown

My name is Gina Knox. I travel throughout the US to hike and photograph new spaces as a part of my commitment to physical and mental well-being and a

Jul 1, 2020 : Guest Post
Why I Started the Appalachian Trail Class of 2021 INCLUSIVE Group

Why I Started the Appalachian Trail Class of 2021 INCLUSIVE Group

Candi, 28, started The Appalachian Trail Class of 2021 INCLUSIVE Facebook group. Candi values getting lost in nature and helping others in

Jun 17, 2020 : Guest Post
My Tramily Gave Me the Confidence to Say “I’m Gay”

My Tramily Gave Me the Confidence to Say “I’m Gay”

Sean "Orange Blaze" Speckin grew up in Southern Maine, where he was inspired by his elementary school teacher to explore the state's beautiful

Jun 14, 2020 : Guest Post
I Am Not Just Another Hiker

I Am Not Just Another Hiker

Shilletha Curtis is a 28-year-old Black, queer New Jersey native, and a Rutgers graduate with a degree in social work. Shilletha plans on hiking the

Jun 13, 2020 : Guest Post