Guthook Guides' maps and crowdsourced information have made hiking the PCT and AT immeasurably easier. But is that a good thing?
Unless you're hunting, it's a terrible idea to pack heat in the backcountry
Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad
Despite an attack that left one hiker dead and another injured, the experience and fellowship of the trail perseveres
The 17-year Army vet was stabbed to death when he and another hiker were attacked on a section of the Appalachian Trial last weekend. The trail had been his path to recovery from PTSD.
Retiree and trail angel Carl Springer fires up his Coleman propane stove to make batches of omelets for hungry thru-hikers
After one hiker was killed and another wounded after a weekend attack on the AT, many are asking why something wasn't done about James Jordan sooner
Plus the gear you need to do it
There are more than 10,000 different state parks across the country, many of which have terrain that rivals any national park
Get outside for a night (or two) with this roundup of backpacking must-dos
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