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A couple and their one-year-old child were found less than two miles from their car in the Sierra National Forest, with no obvious trauma. Authorities finally determined the cause of death.

We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.

Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?

A long-distance rambler named Bearsun is walking from L.A. to New York, dressed like a very large Pokémon. This is his story.

An athlete and adventurer wants to summit the world’s highest peaks while advocating for inclusivity in the world of outdoor recreation

Hiking is for everyone—but as Kara Richardson Whitely, a.k.a. Mama Kubwa, discovered, not everyone has gotten the memo

Those instructions on the brownie box? Feel free to ignore them. This simple technique will get you a chocolatey dessert in just a few minutes.

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Whether you’re looking to bag a 14er or just head out on a longer hike with your adventure pup, Ollie and his dad Stephen have some sage advice for making the most of your time on the trail.

Injury forces ultra legend Scott Jurek off the trail

This time the former AT record holder is heading southbound and shooting for a time of under 40 days

It takes patience and some trial and error to make new trail buddies

Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all

No two waterfalls are exactly alike, but these will always capture our imagination

I always loved hiking but hated sleeping in a tent. When I stopped using one, I found new joy on the trail.

Public lands have become more trodden and restrictive, but the pandemic-era craziness might not last

After 2,652 miles, 400,000 feet in elevation gain, and more than 51 days, the ultrarunner finished his PCT thru-hike

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You don’t have to stray far from this adventure hub to experience everything that makes Alaska such an incredible destination

When hikers have leftover food or gear, they don’t trash it. They drop it in a box for the next person who needs it, forming a beautiful network of anonymous interdependence.

Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests

Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.

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Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there’s always something to learn about making the most of your time outside

From a long-distance thru-hike to exploring an urban park in your backyard, here's everything you need to know

A group of LGBTQ+ mountaineers set a goal to summit Mount Hood and bring inclusivity into the outdoor community

All the essentials for crushing long days on the trail

Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path

Having a disability and staging epic adventures can go hand in hand. You just have to be willing to ask for a little help.

Hiking remains a rare modern opportunity to be stunned by the unknown. Don’t spoil it by obsessing over a bunch of YouTube videos.

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

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Heather “Anish” Anderson has now chronicled her record-breaking thru-hikes in two books. The ways she documents the details may surprise you—and help you do the same.

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When a group of friends decided to tackle Sentiero Italia, one of the world’s longest and forgotten trails, they had no idea that 1,500 others would join them along the way

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

After experiencing loss, a new mother races through grief at the edge of the world

Hiking can be a blast, but it won’t be if you're struggling every few feet. Here’s how to get ready for trekking, from easy day hikes to the longest thru-hikes in the world.

Sometimes the biggest threat in the wilderness is another human

Hiking was in vogue in 2020, but COVID-19 closures decimated the thru-hiking ranks. What did prospective hikers do with their unexpected time back home?

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Monica and Vince Strawbridge and their four children hiked the PCT in 2018 and the CDT in 2020. Now the family has begun the AT.

What happens when a lifelong fraidy-cat sets out into the wilderness alone?

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Whether you’re looking for an easy outing with the family or a challenging peak to bag, we’ve got you covered

Lots of people say they hike to change their lives. For some, that starts by changing their love lives.

Many hikers hope their treks will make them better at other sports. Instead, mine kept me from distance running for a year—a common side effect we don't discuss enough.

When you stop resisting the information sharing that causes crowd flocking, you can use it to create advocates who will protect the trails

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One thing Denver-based artist Latasha Dunston loves about living in Colorado is how inspiring the state’s landscapes are.

After devoting their spring to COVID-19 patients, two West Virginia brothers became the first identical twins to earn the triple crown of American hiking

'Tempo' pairs video footage of Kyle Richardson running the Flat Irons of Boulder, Colorado, to a soundtrack of his own music

The next time you hit the trails, skip the summits

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Five thought leaders working to make the outdoors more accessible and inviting to everyone

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The new TenNine Hike GTX looks unlike anything else on the trail. That’s because it performs unlike anything else on the trail.

Liz "Mercury" Anjos just completed a mid-pandemic thru-hike of the AT—with the help of a small, dialed support squad and a van named Pegasus

'A Grand Journey' follows Kira Brazinski, a pro adaptive athlete on a quest to conquer her childhood dream of climbing the Grand Teton

An off-trail adventure through perhaps the prettiest chunk of the lower 48

Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail

After months of trespassing and hiding from rangers, two hikers completed the Appalachian Trail in June. Their sagas raise questions about what it means to be outdoors in the United States right now.

Thru-hiker traffic on this western trail is growing faster than the volunteer community's ability to handle it

Get off-trail just a couple hours' drive from Denver and the Front Range

For Warren Doyle, who has thru-hiked the trail nine times, it comes down to mental—as much as physical—preparedness

In the South, a series of hostels have welcomed hikers, defying trail closures and guidelines. They say they're acting on behalf of their communities.

Help keep trails open by not abusing them

I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.

Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry

Walking away from the adventure of a lifetime is hard, but it makes coming back to it especially rewarding. Here, five thru-hikers share their stories of failing and coming back for more.

Despite the coronavirus, you can legally thru-hike the Appalachian Trail right now. But should you?

Hostels are closing, volunteers are staying home, and trail organizations are advising hikers to cancel their plans

Trail dogs aren't for everyone, but trails are. As dog owners, we need to remember that.

Doctors told Trey Cate he'd never walk again after Iraq. Now he's organizing the most ambitious thru-hike of the decade.

The Juliana Trail takes hikers through remote villages and settlements in a 167-mile loop around the country's stunning Julian Alps

Up-to-date guidelines on the pros and cons of filters, ultraviolet light, chemicals, and other options

Hitting the trail has been a lifeline for the record-setting thru-hiker's ongoing battle with depression

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What are the best gifts for every type of adventurer? Hint: They’re not things.

Proving, once again, that kids don't have to slow you down

Completing the entire trail isn't the point

After being raped in Mongolia in 2015, she's using her trek to advocate for women's safety

Here's what the expanded regulations mean for thru-hikers next year

Most airlines have a policy for handling such matters. Here's how to avoid the same fate.

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