Go Camping with Kids!

School is almost out, and the season of camping with kids is near. We have the perfect guide for the before and during, whether you have camped as a child, an adult, or not at all. Camping with Kids: The Complete Guide to Car, Tent, and...

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Biker on a trail by a lake.

Discover How Abandoned Rail Lines Transform Into Beautiful Rail-Trails

The transformation of busy railways into serene multiuse trails is a fascinating chapter in transportation history. Rail-trails, or paths created along abandoned railroad tracks, are a beautiful testament to sustainable living and community connectivity. Rail-trails turn vacant spaces into bustling pathways for hikers, walkers, cyclists, and...

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National Trails Day

June 5th is National Trails Day® 2021

National Trails Day® is an annual nationwide movement to get out to celebrate the trails and walking paths around you. The past year has affected us all in different ways and often in the same ways. Across the board folks have found that spending time...

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A Fresh Look at the Pacific Crest Trail

For decades the Wilderness Press Pacific Crest Trail guidebooks have been helping hikers navigate the PCT, and this year we’re releasing fully updated full-color guidebooks. Not only are these books beautiful, but they are also super detailed and handy to have. They are for sale...

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Social Distance Hiking

Getting Outside During a Time of Social Distancing

by Mindy Sink As the concept of social distancing becomes a new temporary normal, there is an embracing of the simplicity of getting out in nature. It’s true—and was before the spread of the COVID-19 virus—that time spent walking or hiking outdoors can have many health...

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National Summit Day

The Proper Way to Celebrate National Summit Day

Backpacker Magazine's National Summit Day is August 3rd, and we are pumped! An official reason to go outside and play and climb the highest point nearby? Sign us up! What is National Summit Day exactly, you ask? Backpacker Magazine says, "National Summit Day is a...

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The Best Day Hikes on the PCT in Oregon

Let's be real here—very few of us are able to take half a year off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Which is when day hikes come in handy! They're great because you can choose any distance based on the amount of time you have...

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What to Do if Snow is Ruining Your Summer Plans

The snow is stubborn this year—it's caused race cancellations (Hardrock 100), caused lots of PCT thru-hikers to choose to hike SOBO, and kept many trails closed. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing! More snow means less wildfire threat, less drought threat, and more time for...

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