After 2,652 miles, 400,000 feet in elevation gain, and more than 51 days, the ultrarunner finished his PCT thru-hike
You’re dead set on walking every inch of a trail, but your partner doesn’t mind skipping a section or two. How do you compromise?
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests
Master the shakedown for a smoother trek
More than 3,000 people attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail every year. Only about a quarter of them succeed. This intel from an AT thru-hiker provides key information to help you tackle and complete the 2,193-mile trek from Georgia to Maine.
In an excerpt from his latest book, ‘Freedom,’ the celebrated nonfiction writer describes a journey along Pennsylvania’s train tracks with friends he met while reporting on the war in Afghanistan
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.
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?
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.
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
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Plus, how to make up for missing an important day
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
What a locked-down Outside travel editor has been making to eat her way around the world during the pandemic
In his latest video for Backpacking TV, Eric Hanson breaks down what kind of shoe might be the right choice for your hiking style
For Warren Doyle, who has thru-hiked the trail nine times, it comes down to mental—as much as physical—preparedness
We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.
I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.
In our comprehensive review of the best sleeping pads, the Z Light SOL was our favorite closed-cell foam option. “It’s light and durable, and no Z Lite user has ever had their night ruined by a leaking pad,” tester Ryan Stuart wrote. Bonus: the pad doubles as a seat…
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.
Lucy Parks found trail culture far from fully accepting but refused to let fear stop them from thru-hiking the AT