Pacific Crest Trail, Jordan Summers,

The Final Push on the Pacific Crest Trail

Section K September 1 – 8 Food. I’m gonna get food. There’ll be lots of food. I want all the food. Don’t rain. Smoke is better than rain. No rain. It’s raining. Aagh! Bus leaves High Bridge at 0945. Make miles. Can’t miss the bus. I can make the...

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Pacific Crest Trail, Laura Randall, PCT Class of 2017

“Fire and Ice”: the Challenges of the PCT in 2017

Weather curveballs, wildfire detours, and other challenges are nothing new for Pacific Crest Trail hikers. But this year brought an unprecedented amount of difficulties for thru-hikers tackling the legendary 2,650-mile route from Mexico to Canada. Record snowpack. Swollen rivers. Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest...

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Are You Really Ready for Fall?

Roll out the burnt orange carpet and usher in the coziest season of them all (sorry, Winter, we don’t like frostbite or ice storms) Every season is special in its own way and makes for fun hiking for one reason or another. But fall is…different. It...

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How to Hike With Your Dog

With summer almost in our rear view mirrors, it’s time to start planning some new adventures with your family. And by family, we mean the family who actually wants to be outside. Brother Jimmy, you get a pass and can stay home watching football. Fido,...

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Alternative Spring Break, American Hiking Society

A Better Way to Spring Break

BREAKING NEWS: European vacations, beach vacations, and lake vacations are out, Alternative Break vacations are in. Plan accordingly, college kids! But really though. Instagram called and they want their genuine feed back. Less staged relaxation, more action. Less sand, more dirt. Less shots, more shovels. Remember when "fetch"...

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Wilderness Press 50, high-altitude cocktail party, #WP50

The Wilderness Press High-Altitude Cocktail Party

50 years ago almost to the day, Wilderness Press founder Tom Winnett and 15 of his friends parked their cars, donned backpacks full of liquor and hors d'oeuvres, and set off into the Sierra for a high-altitude cocktail party. Why? To celebrate the printing of the...

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How to celebrate Labor Day

How to Maximize Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! Labor Day weekend is always lovely. Three (or more!) days off to either go on a trip to soak in the holiday or to enjoy a staycation close to home. Labor Day weekend smells of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, sunscreen, pine needles,...

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Hiking in a Onesie, Wilderness Press, hiking costumes, adult onesie

How to Hike in a Onesie

You're on a pleasant mountain stroll on a Sunday morning when suddenly you round a switchback and find what appears to be a jubilant group of zoo escapees hiking down toward you. No, you're not hallucinating from the lack of oxygen. You're seeing hikers wearing onesies....

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