Backpacking

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also produces the popular hiking podcast The Ultimate Midlife Crisis.
Steve is currently producing his show from the trail and he took time from his busy schedule to call us from a listener’s house in Pennsylvania.
In this incredibly busy hour, we talk about:

What it’s like hiking the AT a second time
Seeing the same views from different perspectives
Max Patch
Why you shouldn’t let Facebook color your view of the hiking community
Beer and wine
What makes an integral hike? ...

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Julie (Garden State)’s Appalachian Trail Vlog #27: Gorham-Rangeley

I head from Gorham to Rangeley on the Appalachian Trail. I’m dedicated to hitting every blaze, whether it’s trail or road walk.
Stay in touch on Instagram
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Check out my gear list here.
You can keep up with my playlist on YouTube.
You can also watch our 2019 AT thru-hike from Baskets’s perspective.
Want to get in on the fun? You can apply to join The Trek’s team of vloggers here. ...

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Katie B’s PCT Vlog #21: Mammoth to Kennedy Meadows North

Mammoth to Kennedy Meadows North (miles 903.3 – 1,016.9) on the PCT. I’m back on trail with Lizzy!
Follow our journey on Instagram @katieeeb3 and @elizabethann128.
You can keep up with my playlist on YouTube.
Want to get in on the fun? You can apply to join The Trek’s team of vloggers here. ...

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Little Skittle’s Pacific Crest Trail 2019 Vlog #24: Days 84-86, Miles 1253-1331.3

Miles 1,253-1,331.3 on the Pacific Crest Trail. We made it to the halfway point!
Stay in touch on Instagram @ms_rebecca_ann
Check out my gear list here.
You can keep up with my playlist on YouTube.
Want to get in on the fun? You can apply to join The Trek’s team of vloggers here. ...

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Little Skittle’s Pacific Crest Trail 2019 Vlog #23: Day 81-83, Mile 1195.4-1253

Miles 1195.4-1253 on the Pacific Crest Trail. I haven’t quite escaped the snow yet!
Stay in touch on Instagram @ms_rebecca_ann
Check out my gear list here.
You can keep up with my playlist on YouTube.
Want to get in on the fun? You can apply to join The Trek’s team of vloggers here. ...

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Julia’s Appalachian Trail 2019 Vlog – #21 Pawling to Great Barrington

The Appalachian Trail from Pawling to Great Barrington. I was a little excited to get out of New York and into a new state.
Please follow along with my thru-hike on Instagram.
View my gear list here.
You can keep up with my playlist on YouTube.
Want to get in on the fun? You can apply to join The Trek’s team of vloggers here. ...

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Fishbone Tent Anchors for Wooden Platform Camping

It can be difficult to anchor a tent to a wooden camping platform if it has to be staked out to set up. You usually need to prepare for this in advance by bringing extra cordage to rig up long guylines or platform hooks that you can drop between the platform boards to create an …

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Here There be Giants

Making my way through Colorado. I passed places I’ve hiked before and have come to trail I have never hiked before. From here all the way to the border. Colorado has been a vortex like no other. I almost can’t believe it’s almost over. Here’s the process.
Day 78 (Continued)
Watched USA win the World Cup. Then we went to soak in the pools. It was a bit chilly but had a good lunch and talked to Viv about authenticity and power. ...

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Pyrenees High Route: Etsaut to Cauterets

Ultimate Gear Lists: The Pyrenees High Route (Haute Route Pyrénées, HRP) is a long distance hiking trail that follows the mountainous divide along the French-Spanish border. … The 497 mile (800 km) long HRP trail follows the backbone of the mountain range all the way from the Atlantic Ocean in  the west to the Mediterranean …
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