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What I Learned Hiking the PCT - By Dave Stamboulis

What I Learned Hiking the PCT - By Dave Stamboulis

Hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail in one go is the journey of a lifetime, and regardless of how prepared and planned you arrive for it at the start, the trail will both alter and defy your expe...

Adaptability on the John Muir Trail - By Tara “Candy Mama” Dower

Adaptability on the John Muir Trail - By Tara “Candy Mama” Dower

Late August of 2021 the Forest Service closed all California National Forests to visitors. The Dixie Fire was raging in Northern California and they wanted to prevent any further fires and protect ...

Field Test, Garmin inReach Mini 2 by Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa

Field Test, Garmin inReach Mini 2 by Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa

The author holding a radio collar found on the hike, not the top of the inReach SE poking out from the shoulder pocket on the pack-photo by Naomi Hudetz Background Let’s face it, updating your gea...

The Great Western Loop – Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) Trip Report by Crystal Gail Welcome

The Great Western Loop – Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) Trip Report by Crystal Gail Welcome

The The Great Western Loop is a 6,875-mile hike through five National Scenic Trails in the Western US.  Six Moon Designs Ambassador Crystal Gail Welcome is hiking this trail currently and shares he...

5 Tips for Surviving A Thru Hike (and beyond) as a Couple

5 Tips for Surviving A Thru Hike (and beyond) as a Couple

So you want to thru hike with your partner as a couple, but you’re unsure if that is too much together time.  What if you need personal time? Or, what do you do if you need to go to the bathroom ne...

A hiker sitting on an open air outhouse in hart mountain wildlife area

How To Poop in the Backcountry

A wise hiker once said: “The reality of backpacking is that you will most likely not get bit by a rattlesnake, eaten by a bear, attacked by a mountain lion, or harassed by sasquatch, but I guarant...