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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...

A Trail's Hidden Gem, by Adrian "OZ The Hiking Sailor" Redgwell

A Trail's Hidden Gem, by Adrian "OZ The Hiking Sailor" Redgwell

Every main long trail has a best kept secret that is the hidden gem of their local trail. The Appalachian trail has the Great Smoky Mountains, the Pacific Crest trail has the John Muir trail, The...

Turning Thru-Hiking into a Career by Renee "She-ra" Patrick

Turning Thru-Hiking into a Career by Renee "She-ra" Patrick

After five-months of joy, challenge, struggle, and laughter, I reached Canada on my 2006 PCT thru-hike determined to find a way to get paid to hike. I felt freedom and exhilaration in waking up eac...

A Family Adventure: Thru-hiking the Long Trail with kids, a dog, and no backpacking experience By Allison Korn and Marco Yunga Tacuri

A Family Adventure: Thru-hiking the Long Trail with kids, a dog, and no backpacking experience By Allison Korn and Marco Yunga Tacuri

Asha at camp, getting ready to check out the sunset This summer we learned an important lesson: regular humans can do superhuman things. We learned that by thru-hiking Vermont’s Long Trail with ou...