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Hikers: Beware of Falling Trees

The odds of dying from a falling tree are still small but maybe not as small as they used to be. Here's why—and what to do about it.

Taylor Gee
Oct 9, 2019

How to Pack Like a Thru-Hiker

These simple packing steps will go a long way (like, 2,000 miles long) to making you a less burdened traveler

Taylor Gee
Sep 21, 2019

The Legend of Baltimore Jack

When Baltimore Jack died near Franklin, North Carolina, the news shook the Appalachian Trail community. Jack had left behind the real world to live on the AT, thru-hiking it seven times and helping countless others to reach their goals. To some, his choice to live off the grid was irresponsible. Others celebrated that he'd managed to break the shackles of convention. A look back on the life of an AT antihero.

Dan Koeppel
Sep 5, 2019