It’s like mountain biking—except on skates without brakes

We asked hikers for advice on how to readjust to life after the trail

Two hikers just set the only known times on the country's newest state-spanning trail system

Only five others—all men—have completed the thru-hiker’s Holy Grail in fewer than 365 days

The route patches together portions of five other thru-hikes and includes sections of trail-less meandering through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. It's no wonder that only one person has ever completed it—yet.