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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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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Backpacking the Elkhorn Crest Trail in Oregon

We are all about finding lesser-known trails in the backcountry. So that's why the Elkhorn Crest Trail in Oregon is high on our to-hike like this summer. With views, granite peaks, cirque lakes, mountain goats, and generally excellent mountain scenery, we're unsure why the Elkhorn...

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Coming Down with A Case of Spring Fever in Oregon

You know those scenes in movies, when the calendar’s pages start peeling off and flying away, first slowly, then faster and faster? That’s how I feel every spring. The weather turns gorgeous, the trails start to clear of snow, people go to the river or...

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The Ultimate Bay Area Ridge Trail Hike

Earlier this week we shared tips about how to plan a self-supported adventure. And nowhere is better or more convenient for a day outdoors than a long, scenic, well-marked trail. There's one trail in particular we're partial to this summer—the 375-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail....

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Where to do a Stairway Workout in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city made urban mountain training. It's laughably hilly in spots, making it the perfect playground for hill repeats with a heavy pack. And San Francisco has the added bonus of having hundreds of colorful, interesting, and historical public stairways to climb....

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

It's the 30th birthday of the Bay Area Ridge Trail! To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we're sharing the Ridge Trail's history in an excerpt from the new edition of Bay Area Ridge Trail, by Elizabeth Byers. The Trail A combination of unique characteristics primed the Bay Area for...

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