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Jill and RT on Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail [interview]

Backpackers.com — A long thru-hike is a daunting goal. Weeks, if not months, out on the trail, night after night, pushing your body and mind to the limit. Injury, stress, and loneliness often come in waves, forcing many to the edges of understanding and patience. But that struggle is part of the wonder. That’s what so […]

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Kickstart the California Hiking Map, Interview

Check out this fully funded Kickstarter, and get yourself the California Hiking Map, which contains every trail in California. We interviewed the creator.

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Winter Hikes: South Rim Loop in Big Bend National Park

See incredible views along the South Rim Loop in Big Bend National Park. A 14 mile loop, solitude and the Chisos Mountains await.

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Winter Hikes: South Ridge Trail Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

Backpackers.com — This winter hike is for those who love snow. Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet, is the highest point along the North Atlantic Seaboard, the first place one can watch the sunrise between October 7 and March 6, and has an epic overlook of the Atlantic and surrounding islands. If you’re in Bar Harbor, Maine, or traveling there […]

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36 Years of Backpacker Magazine Back Issues Free

Ready to dig in? Every issue of Backpacker Magazine, from 1973 to 2009, is available on Google Books for free. Get stoked.

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Topographic Aerial Trail Videos Made with Route 3D

These topographic aerial trail videos are stunning. Made with Route 3D technology, you can see a side-by-side projection of the JMT and Rim-to-Rim trails.

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Appalachian Trail on the Rise

Knowledge and interest in the Appalachain Trail is on the rise. We highlight the movies, stats, and cultural shift to nature and one America’s great trails.

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Watch: Winter Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Want to go winter hiking in the Grand Canyon? This video will lay out all the basics for you to plan the trip. Don’t let the snow stop you.

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The Cost of a Thru-Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Interview

We got in touch with Jill and RT, two recent PCT finishers, to discus the cost of a thru-hike. Read their breakdown and insight, and plan your own trip.

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Community Highlight: 10 Reasons to Hike With Trekking Poles by Hartley Brody

We highlight Hartley Brody’s Adventure Blog’s 10 reasons to hike with trekking poles. See the reasons, and how to pick your pole.

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