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I Completed the AT. Here's What I Learned
By Bruce_Matson

Ed. note: Bruce filed this story in late August and successfully completed the Appalachian Trail on September 10, 2018. Here is his story. All images:...

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Trail Finder: The Nars, Ozark Highlands Trail, Arkansas
By Kaci Stringer

First view of the ridge after the scramble on the way up The Nars. All images: Kaci Stringer.

Northwest Arkansas is home to eight national parks...

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Everything You Need to Know to Get Non-Hikers Hiking
By Courtnee_Sinhlapasai

This summer I was able to take my family on their very first hike. I finally was able to share my passion of the outdoors...

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The Bucket List: Where to Hike Before You Die
By Jacques_Turcotte

The pull of the road is strong, the desire to explore new and wild places is ever present in my mind. Yet before August of...

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How to Pack Your Backpack
By Molly_Herber

Image: Taking in the views of Denali while hiking out to the road after 30 days in the wilderness on a NOLS backpacking expedition. Photo...

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Tending Our Trails: How You Can Help
By Guest Blogger

Cover: Shrine Pass on the Arapaho National Forest. Image: Kayla Davis

158,600. It’s a big number that represents one of America’s most beloved resources—the miles of...

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How to Carry a Heavy Load
By Sophie Pavelle

We all love the idea of a hike that’s a bit extra. A hike that requires a bit of planning, a bit of training and...

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How to Raise a Trail Pup
By Erin_Pannazzo

My puppy was perfect from day one.

Newly adopted, she never once soiled the floors inside. She didn’t bark, and always respected children, adults, and...

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Dispatches from the Mountainside
By Aaron_Theisen

Cover image: The Oboz Livingston Low works hard and plays hard. All images: Aaron Theisen.

The life of a travel writer and photographer tends to be...

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Photo Essay: Agave Trail, Alcatraz Island, California
By Cameron Davison

Beauty on The Rock. That's what I found during a recent trip to San Francisco. If you're in the Bay Area and the birds aren't...

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So You Want to Hike The Enchantments in Washington's Central Cascades?
By Logan Dralle

Washington state is home to The Enchantments, a rugged area in the central Cascades located within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest...

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