Appalachian Trail
Clingmans Dome in Tennessee is a major point in your early adventure

Exploring the Tennessee Section of the Appalachian Trail

Love the outdoors and looking for an adventure? Then a hike along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee ...

Basics, Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail
AT Signage and a split view of the PCT badge on a tree

AT vs. PCT: Rise to the Challenge of an Epic Thru-Hike

Are you an avid hiker looking for a challenge? Are you trying to decide between the Appalachian ...

Appalachian Trail
White blaze on a tree showing the path to follow for the Appalachian Trail

Exploring the Appalachian Trail’s Roller Coaster: What You Should Know for a Thru-Hike Adventure

One of the most iconic sections of the Appalachian Trail from Ashby Gap to Snickers Gap when ...

Appalachian Trail
Amicalola Falls when I visited from the bottom looking up

Amicalola Falls: How To Start On Your NOBO AT Thru-Hike

For someone looking to get started hiking their thru-hike NOBO on the Appalachian Trail, you have to ...

Basics, Continental Divide Trail, Pacific Crest Trail
Man inside tent in desert area with rock peaks outside his tent

Tenting Skills: How To Anchor A Shelter In The Desert Sand

While setting up camp in loose sand is a relatively limited skill in general across thru-hiking trails, ...


Visiting America: Explore Our Amazing National Scenic Trails

For those who have a want or will to explore, taking the time to visit the 11 ...

a wooded section on the Pinhoti Trail with pretty greenery

Pinhoti Trail: Exploring An Overlooked Sensational Hike

The Pinhoti National Recreation Trail is often overlooked as a hiking destination because it’s not well known. ...

Appalachian Trail
AT sign on the trail in fall with trees having very few leaves left

16 Key Items You Shouldn’t Bring on the Appalachian Trail

While everyone is typically excited about their thru-hike start date, they’ve gone through their gear five hundred ...

Appalachian Trail, Basics, Preparation
Man hiking up to the bald of a hill looking out over mountains with full backpacking gear

AT Thru-Hike: Focus On Physical & Mental Preparation

So you want to hike the Appalachian Trail? This epic, challenging wilderness path covers nearly the entire ...

The Absolutely Amazing view from the top of Hurricane Knob in the summer of 2022 on my backpacking trip

Exploring Eagle Rock Loop: Perfect Backpacking Shakedown

This last May, my friends and I went out to explore the Eagle Rock Loop, and while ...

Appalachian Trail, Basics
The final sign at the top of Katahdin signifying the completion of a NOBO Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Summited Katahdin: How To Manage Finding Your Way Home

Once you have reached the summit, prayed to the Katahdin sign, and completed your Appalachian Trail thru-hike, ...

Appalachian Trail, Planning
Man exploring the Appalachian Trail after getting time off from a job

Time Off: How to Request Time to Hike the Appalachian Trail

For most aspiring thru-hikers, their biggest roadblock is managing their current employment. They want to know whether ...