Further reflections on short trips vs. thru-hiking.
Mark spends ten percent of every year backpacking - he just doesn't do it all at once.
Is backpacking your hobby or your habit? Examining the subtle difference can provide profound insights into how to spend your time.
Rex Sanders examines the arcs and stages that backpackers take as years and mileage start to add up.
Tides, blowdowns, and sunsets abound as Maggie Slepian and two friends tackle the quirky and challenging Oregon Coast Trail.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.
Ryan interviews Andrew Marshall about his recent thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. They talk about snow, gear, training, and more.
Junaid “Speshul 41” Dawud may have cut his teeth on the Pacific Crest Trail - twice - but he earned one of the top ten FKTs of 2013 for completing his "14ers" thru-hike. This route links all 58 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado.