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20170315 Alabama Great Eastern Trail Conecuh January 17th, 2019

The Great Eastern Trail: An Appalachian Trail Alternative

The Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s most famous–and, increasingly, one of the most crowded. According to estimates by trail groups, in 2016 approximately 3,300 people attempted to thru-hike the entire 2,200-mile trail. And that number doesn’t even count the number of section and day hikers on the trail on any given day. No […]

20181017-Washington-Wonderland Trail2 December 24th, 2018

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the long drive home and wondering […]

View of Grand Portal in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan. December 17th, 2018

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Michigan

Michigan may be known as the Great Lakes State–and the water-based recreational options really are abounding–but the incredible hiking should not be overlooked. Not only is Michigan the nation’s 11th largest state, it also holds the largest number of local and federal forests in the U.S. Whether you want to hike to an isolated beach, […]

20170504_Colorado_Trail_IMG_2936 December 10th, 2018

How to Bikepack the Colorado Trail

Day 3 – 2:00pm – Below Georgia Pass I’m worried about the next pass. Thunderstorms loom over the mountains that line the horizon in every direction. The thin trail winds between wildflowers and grass. I’m atop a small hill, looking over the enormous prairie that sits between mountain ranges. Soaring 14,000-foot mountains tower before me. […]

20180117_Desert Runners Movie November 30th, 2018

10 Awesome Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire You to Get Outside

In the dead of winter, the desire to get outside can be tempered by sub-zero temperatures and the lure of a cozy couch. But there’s no better cure for stoking your adrenaline and getting after it–no matter how chilly it is–than being inspired by others doing just that. To that end, here are our picks […]

20180215_kilimanjaro November 28th, 2018

15 of the Most Iconic Hikes in the World

The planet is crisscrossed with epic trails, from the Alps to the Andes. There are snowy summit trips for fleet-footed peak-baggers, long and leisurely rambles for wildlife lovers, and everything in between. While the options are almost infinite, here are a few epic hikes to add to that ever-expanding life list. 1. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania One […]

Teton_Crestx November 28th, 2018

The 20 Best Hikes in the United States

From the Smokies to the Rockies, and the Everglades to the highest point in Maine–and everywhere in between–the United States is full of world-class hikes. Whether you’re a hardcore peak bagger, out for an ambitious day hike, or are obsessed with the panoramic views for your Instagram feed, there’s always something thrilling to lace your […]

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