Trails

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 …

Hiking

Group Buys Land To Avoid 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 …

Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Crest Trail won’t be severed, after $1.6M deal with Stevens Pass landowner

A forgotten easement could have severed the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada along the crests of several mountain ranges, …

Adventure Travel

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

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

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

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

Flower Mound wrestling case a cautionary tale of how hazing scandals can tear apart teams, communities

This Story is About...<p><i>This summer, The Dallas Morning News conducted an area-wide survey of high school coaches about hazing in athletics. The News'</i> …

Crime

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

9 People Share the Inspiring Things They Did After They Got Fired

We won’t deny it: Losing your job sucks, no matter the reason. And here at The Muse, we want to do everything we can to help you get back on your …

Careers

Bye Mom I'm walking from Mexico to Canada!!

I went outside<p>My addiction to the outdoors is a product of the lakes and rivers of Wisconsin and Minnesota. From first pitching a tent in my backyard …

Travel

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

The Story of a 1982 Pacific Crest Trail Wilderness Poach

<i>Okay, so this story needs a little explanation, because there are a couple voices here, and the words are a little rough. It documents some</i> …

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 …

Camping

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

Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi

THINGS TO DO<p><b>Meet celebrity chefs</b> <br>With the region’s spectacular natural beauty and its enviable reputation for fine food and wine, Margaret River …

Australia

Since When Do You Have to Be Stylish on the Trail?

<i>Net nuzhdy</i> — “there is no need.” That’s what two former Russian soldiers said when I asked if they needed to borrow socks to wear with their old …

Backpacking

2,190 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

March 28: Trent’s Grocery, Virginia<p>Baby Steps<p>We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and headed south toward Springer Mountain. Read on →<p>Derrick: We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started near our home in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and …

Adventure Travel

Going Deep with Pro Ultrarunner David Laney

It’s a chilly October morning in southern Oregon. I’m clinging to a mug of coffee and staring blankly through the window when David Laney runs past. …

Trail Running

Onion Valley to Mount Whitney

Anybody who has ever tried to obtain a permit for Mt. Whitney via Whitney Portal will tell you that the complicated process induces plenty of …

Adventure Travel

This Week's Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned. We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from …

Section Hiking

Meet the Colorado 9-year-old who has hiked nearly 8,000 miles (and set a record)

<b>By Marylou Tousignant</b>, <i>Special The Washington Post</i>Over the past five years, Christian Thomas has hiked nearly 8,000 miles, completing the three trails …

Running