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  • Dealing with the Post-Trail Blues

    Dealing with the Post-Trail Blues

    The post-trail blues have a lot of causes, ranging from biological (hormone rebalancing, circadian disruption, etc.) to emotional (missing the experience, friends, etc.). The sudden end to months of walking...

  • How to Walk 2,000 Miles Without Starving

    How to Walk 2,000 Miles Without Starving

    During my Appalachian Trail thru-hike I lost 20 pounds and was basically starving most of the time. I dropped from 160 pounds to 140 pounds. I was worried about my...

  • Learning to Embrace Winter Hiking

    Learning to Embrace Winter Hiking

    By Arlette Laan Five years ago, winter hiking filled me with trepidation. This fear was not unfounded as previous trips had me battling cold nights, cold toes, and generally left...

  • 6 Tips for Your Next Coastal Backpacking Trip

    6 Tips for Your Next Coastal Backpacking Trip

    It’s an age-old dilemma – to spend the summer months relaxing at the beach or playing in the mountains? We’re excited to say that we finally uncovered a way to...

  • Hooked for Good: Wisdom from a Life of Fishing

    Hooked for Good: Wisdom from a Life of Fishing

    There are an endless number of ways folks get outside and interact with nature and all are special and engaging in their own right. My passion happens to be fishing....

  • When the Mountains Call

    When the Mountains Call

    What is it we covet in the mountains? What's out there that calls us so deeply? Where is your sacred space outside? Do you remember its color? The details of...