Hiking

Southern Tier Road Trip

I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, …

Road Trips

Group Buys Land, Prevents Break in Pacific Crest Trail

Posted by Jeff on Nov 19, 2017 @ 8:34 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last modified: November 19, 2017<p>The Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass is a …

Backpacking

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Outdoors

LifeStraw Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, hollow-fiber water filter that is marketed as “ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and …

Backpacking

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Top experts—from trail runners to CEOs to beloved authors—reveal the trails that fuel their dreams.<p>1. TE ARAROA TRAIL IN NEW ZEALAND<p>New Zealand is …

Outdoors

Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

My fiancé, Miles, and I plan to begin our Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike in Campo in the spring. In fact, we just received an email from the PCTA that …

Backpacking

Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail

A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to …

Portland, OR

Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

Mount Timpanogos is the first thing you see after passing through the gate. Less than half a mile later, the road ends and the trail starts on the …

Adventure Travel

5 Amazing Overnight Backpacking Trails in National Parks

Sometimes we need to go deeper into the woods—farther off the proverbial beaten path. The only way to accommodate this is to plan for an overnight …

National Parks

Save up to 40% off Salomon Shoes, Apparel and more at Amazon, today only

As part of its Countdown to Black Friday Deals, Amazon is offering up to <b>40% off</b> Salomon Shoes, Apparel and more. Our top pick is the Salomon Men’s Speedcross 4 Trail Runner for <b>$77.95 shipped</b>. That’s more than $52 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Amazon. Rated 4.5/5 …

Shoes

Denver Trails

Trails, news, and events for Mile-High City hikers<p>The $2 million renovation project to improve the notoriously steep Manitou Springs trail will wrap …

Backpacking

Christmas Shopping for your Photographer/Traveler

It is that season again and we all have shopping to do! Here are some of my favorite items for photography and travel that are sure to make your …

Shopping

NewsAlert: Manitoba premier hurt while hiking in U.S.

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has been injured while hiking in New Mexico.<p>A government statement says the premier was hiking in the …

Canadian News

Thru Hike Preparation

How do you prepare for a thru hike?<p>This is a question I have been asked nearly every day since I decided to tell people about my plan of thru …

Adventure Travel

10 gifts camping enthusiasts have probably never seen before

<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>Camping is by nature a reductive experience; you leave behind most of the trappings of daily life — from the flatscreen TV to the …

Camping

15 wintertime accessories the hiker, skier, and camper on your list will love

<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>You need reliable cold weather apparel before heading outdoors in the winter. Clothing that keeps you warm and dry is imperative for …

Camping

Filter promises to let you drink from almost any water source — even urine

Outdoors lovers have a new tool for creating drinkable water with the Fixt Nomad, an intriguing water filter device that promises to let you safely …

Outdoors

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, and Campers.

by Austin Campbell November 16, 2017<p>Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hikers, Backpackers, and Campers on Your List<p>Finding a meaningful gift is a challenge, …

Backpacking

10 great trails for hearty winter hikers

Just because winter’s on the way, it doesn’t mean you have to hang up your hiking boots. If you’re strategic about picking your destination, it’s easy to hit the trail year-round, says Karen Berger, author of the newly released <i>Great Hiking Trails of the World</i> (Rizzoli, $50). “Winter hiking is best …

Adventure Travel

Thru-hiking 101: The Loowit Trail around Mount Saint Helens

30 miles around an active volcano sounds exactly like my idea of a good time.

Adventure Travel

Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Avoiding a Meltdown in the First 30 Miles<p>Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream for many people. Those that can fulfill this dream will have an …

Section Hiking

5 Rules of Trail Etiquette Every Hiker Should Know

Every game has rules you can’t learn from a book. In basketball, if you make a basket while shooting around, you get to take another shot. If the car …

Camping

Hiking Lady's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! - Hiking Lady

Looking for something really special for the hikers in your life? With the holidays coming up, Hiking Lady’s Holiday Gift can help you find the …

Backpacking

Swedes Envision Pop-Up Shelters for Iceland Hiking Trails

Nasty weather is often referred to as sporting, rowdy, or Western, but perhaps “Icelandic” would also be appropriate. Bjork described the Icelandic …

Adventure Travel

Tips to Improve Your Hiking Experience - The GORE-TEX® Brand Blog

Whether you’re a keen hiker or just starting out, there are lots of ways we can all improve to make sure we are getting the most out of our treks. We …

Camping

A Lesson in the Words 'Cold' and 'Uphill'

I had known it was supposed to get cold but that night. The ‘21’ that had displayed on the screen earlier in the day didn’t quite register until I …

Appalachian Trail

USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council Announces 2018 National Championship Races — ATRA

<i>Photo above: Ashley Brasovan winning the 2017 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships.</i><p>USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council …

Trail Running

US Team Selection Criteria for 2018 NACAC Mountain Running Championships — ATRA

The 15th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain …

Trail Running

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Do you like to hike? Consider giving back to the trail through volunteer work. Here are some reasons why, and places to get started.The post Why You …

Outdoors

2017 was the Year of Fire and Ice. What's next?

Wildfires on the PCT<p>While following several thru-hiker’s social media accounts this year, it was hard not to notice how the trail was disturbed by …

Weather