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The Best Ultralight Tents for Backpackers

Lighter doesn't mean worse: Save your back and still get a great sleep at night by packing one of the best ultralight tents on the market.One pound, …

Backpacking

10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Moab, Utah

If you're simply passing through <b>Moab</b>, you might be forgiven for assuming it's just another road trip pit-stop, but you'd be wrong. So very wrong.<p>Not …

Hiking

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

The best hiking socks you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>When I was sixteen years old, I spent three weeks out of the summer trekking across much of northern Spain. It was a …

Backpacking

The 12 Most Incredible Hikes to Take in Canada

From Newfoundland’s Tablelands to the West Coast’s Rocky Mountains, Canada offers unparalleled hiking experiences from coast to coast. Check out our …

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

Cross country: trail running the coast-to-coast route

The 192-mile route over the Lake District and Pennines is usually plodded by hikers but our writer zips across on a new guided running trip Plus: 5 more running breaks<p>Burning with exertion, I shuffle up the hillside, a sweaty mess. Beside me, the heather is also dripping – with morning drizzle. A …

Travel

Planning a Thru-Hike? Here’s Some Insta-spiration

If you’re among the thousands who will attempt to conquer a long-distance hiking trail in its entirety within the 2018 hiking season, then you’re …

Hiking

20 of the best travel apps to have on your phone this year

Whether you’re looking to plan a dream trip or just get out on the next flight, check airfares for next year or check into a hotel 10 minutes from …

Apps

Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of John Desilets. If you have a story to contribute, submit it here.<br>On April 4th, 2017, I set out to hike the …

Schadenfreude

5 Days Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

<b>Here is a complete 5-day backpacking meal plan</b> similar to what I eat on my hikes. It includes three meals and four snacks, providing 3,500 calories …

How to Prepare Your Feet for a Thru-Hike

Hey, Class of 2018! You’re probably nervous as hell about your impending through-hike. I know I am, despite (or because of?) the fact that I’ve …

Trail Running

How (and Why) I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 100 Days

The Appalachian Trail spans nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. The average time of completion is between 4 and 6 months with a pace of 12-20 …

Hiking

Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail: 2017 Hiker’s Choice

Appalachian Trail hiker hostels not only provide showers and beds for weary hikers, they’re the source of some of the best AT memories and are a …

Appalachian Trail

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Top 10

Carry it all in Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 Pack for $180 (Reg. $260+)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon has the Osprey Men’s Atmos AG 65 Pack on sale for <b>$180 shipped</b>. Normally $270 at REI and $260 at Amazon, this is the best …

16 Things 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need To Know

In just a few short weeks, thru-hiking season will be upon us again. As the class of 2018 purchases the final pieces of gear and packs up the last …

Hiking

The 6 Best Places To See The Northern Lights

While we once (ahem, college) thought nothing of staying up past midnight, these days it takes something truly special to keep us awake past our bedtime. And nature’s light show definitely fits the bill. Quick astronomy lesson: The northern lights are actually solar particles blown into the earth’s …

Northern Lights

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

13 of Our Favorite Travel Reads From 2017

<b>Dawn After the Tempests</b><p>The novelist Edwidge Danticat reflects on the devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria to many Caribbean islands whose economies rely on tourism.<p>______<p><b>In Spain, Secrets and a Possible Betrayal</b><p>It was summer in Granada, and I told myself I was in love, the novelist Alexander …

Mississippi River

8 Colorado Backpacking Experiences That Should Be on Your Bucket List

We Coloradans know that when June comes along, and the summer sun finally melts the high alpine snow, the Rocky Mountains are the only place to be. …

Life on the Long Trail: An Expedition through Vermont's Green Mountains

History of the Long Trail<p>Vermont is known for its rolling Green Mountains that span parallel thru the state like a spine. Built by the Green Mountain …