Michael Byrd

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Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Front Royal, Virginia thru Harper’s Ferry West Virginia

Appalachian Trail, just north of Front RoyalIt started to rain as soon as I left the Mountain Home Hostel on Rt 522 in Front Royal, Virginia (969.1). …

There’s A Bluebird On My Boulder

Well, two actually. Lucky us! We’ve had some bluebirds move into our birdhouse…and they’re nesting. Looks like we’re going to have baby birds this …

Lil D's first 40 days and 40 nights on the Appalachian Trail

Lil D’s first 40 days and 40 nights on the Appalachian Trail<p>By <b>Debbie</b> on <b>April 2, 2016</b><p>My first, forty days and nights have been a whirlwind and now is …

Mountain Hardware SuperMegaUL 1 Tent Review

Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 1 TentThe Mountain Hardware SuperMegaUL 1 Tent is an ultralight 1 person double-walled tent that weighs 1 pounds 14 …

A Day Hike up to Hallett Peak

Back in 2014 David Socky and friends took a hike up to 12,713-foot Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The video below shows some of the …

Huts and Shelters

I’ve slept in a lot of huts and hiking shelters, but no matter how humble or beat up they are, they’re always a great comfort at the end of a long …

I Hiked All 2,185 Miles of the Appalachian Trail

<i>Most of you are probably familiar with Cheryl Strayed (or at least Reese Witherspoon playing Cheryl Strayed in Wild). Her story introduced me to</i> …

Only the Essential: Pacific Crest Trail Documentary

The National Park Service is hiring for the ‘Ansel Adams’ Dream Job

Ansel Adams photograph of the Snake River and Tetons.<p>Feature<p><b>Author</b>: Steven Shaw <b><br>Date</b>: 12.09.15<p>WASHINGTON D.C. -- Looking for a career change? Are you …

Great Smokies Offers Black Friday Hiking Options

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is inviting visitors to join them for a series of ranger-led hikes across the park on Friday, November 27. Hikes …

4 Français survivent à l'effondrement d'un pont en Nouvelle-Zélande

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10 Frugal Thru-Hiking Tips

Appalachian Trail – 2000 Mile Mark in MaineTaking time to hike the Appalachian Trail can be expensive if you don’t spend your money wisely. Here are …

Disaster Style on the Sierra High Route

<i>By Luke Nelson</i>There is something unnerving about waking up shivering. I rolled over and did a dozen or so push-ups in an attempt to get warm enough …

7 Things I Learned Hiking 2,185.9 Miles With My Boyfriend On The Appalachian Trail

I hiked faster and faster trying to catch up with my boyfriend, A-O. He didn’t meet me at the water source we had planned<i>. He must have found a</i> …

Classic Grand Canyon sights an easy walk

Head east from village along canyon rim<p>The Grand Canyon rightly defies description. Most who see it for the first time say it reminds them of a …

Murder on the Appalachian Trail

It is a quiet, restorative place, this clearing high on a Pennsylvania ridge. Ferns and wildflowers carpet its floor. Sassafras and tulip trees, tall oak and hickory stand tight at its sides, their leaves hissing in breezes that sweep from the valley below. Cloistered from civilization by a steep …

McKinley no more: North America's tallest peak to be renamed Denali

It's official: Denali is now the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley.<p>With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally …

9 of North America’s Most Fascinating Long-Distance Trails

<b>9 of North America’s Most Fascinating Long-Distance Trails</b><p>You’ve heard of all the staples: The Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, the John …

Review of Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer Hammock w/ Superfly Tarp

It’s easy to pitch a Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock anywhere you have two trees, even if it’s not a perfectly flat campsite.The Warbonnet Blackbird is a …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

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Train of Thought: The Coolest US Rail Trails

Slieve Commedagh Summit Camp

I had been looking forward to my next camping trip for a few weeks and luckily some short notice plans worked out for a summit camp on Slieve …

When is a Hiking Rain Jacket like a Wet Suit?

Rain Jackets don’t keep you dry in sustained rain, but they do help you stay warm.Hiking rain jackets don’t keep you dry in the rain; they keep you …

Trail chaplain hikes two states with 12 to go along Appalachian Trail

Saying goodbye to Maine and New Hampshire was a happy day for Bert Emmerson.<p>That’s because he conquered the rugged White Mountains on his way to …

Black Bears - Living with Wildlife | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Living with Wildlife<p><b>Figure 1.</b> The American black bear is the most common and widely distributed bear in North America. <i>(</i><i>Photo by Alan Bauer.)</i><p><b>American</b> …

Yellowstone Bear Kills Park Employee

According to the National Park Service, a Yellowstone National Park employee was attacked and killed by a bear on Friday in a popular off trail[Read …

Across the Bay

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The Wild River Trail in the Wild River Wilderness

A Moose near the Wild RiverWednesday was my day off and I was determined to hike, rain or shine. I woke up at 5:00 am and was headed out of Cold …

Top Ten Hiking Essentials For First Time Hikers - www.simplyhike.co.uk

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How To Survive A Thunderstorm: The Basics (Part 1 of 4)

Forget about bears and the boogieman, the only real thing to fear in the wild is <b>nature's fury</b>.<p>Said fury can manifest itself in many ways: volcanic …