Appalachian Trail

The Best Trekking Poles

The Best Trekking Poles

Poles seem simple, but they're an important part of your hiking or backpacking kit. Here are our all-time favorites.

The Stranger in the Shelter

The Stranger in the Shelter

Told here in full for the first time, this is the horrifying story of the first murder on the Appalachian Trail, the kidnapping that followed, and how one woman learned to survive.

Tackling the 7,000-Mile Great Western Loop

Tackling the 7,000-Mile Great Western Loop

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.