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Recent Blog Posts

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A hiking backpack with many tools for trail maintenance sits on the ground next to a rock.

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

This set of maintenance tools is great and it fits easily in the side pocket of my pack.

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A view showcases snowy forests and distant mountains.

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

Last week I took a trip into the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, a new addition to the National Parks system.

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A shallow, clear rover winds through a meadow in front of an impressive mountain range.

Wind River Peak

After the NOLS course, I went back out to the mountains to climb Wind River Peak. At 13,192 feet, it is the highest in the southern part of the range.

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A hiking backpack with many tools for trail maintenance sits on the ground next to a rock.

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

This set of maintenance tools is great and it fits easily in the side pocket of my pack.

Read More

A view showcases snowy forests and distant mountains.

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

Last week I took a trip into the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, a new addition to the National Parks system.

Read More

A shallow, clear rover winds through a meadow in front of an impressive mountain range.

Wind River Peak

After the NOLS course, I went back out to the mountains to climb Wind River Peak. At 13,192 feet, it is the highest in the southern part of the range.

Read More

A rocky mountain range in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.

Sangre de Cristo Backpacking

We will enter the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest and spend five days bouncing between peaks.

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Featured Blog Post

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

When I head out onto my adopted trail for seasonal maintenance trips, I like to keep my pack as light as I can, even with the additional tools. Since most of the work I have to do in the spring consists of cutting up fallen trees and clearing encroaching underbrush from the trail, I can get away with a wonderfully small set of tools that can take care of most of the work while adding less than 3 pounds to my pack.

Ryan Linn       Tech on the Trail       05/26/2017
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Enough trail tools to take care of basic maintenance will fit in the side pocket of an ultralight backpack.
Photo by Ryan Linn
Enough trail tools to take care of basic maintenance will fit in the side pocket of an ultralight backpack.
Photo by Ryan Linn
Featured Blog Post

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

When I head out onto my adopted trail for seasonal maintenance trips, I like to keep my pack as light as I can, even with the additional tools. Since most of the work I have to do in the spring consists of cutting up fallen trees and clearing encroaching underbrush from the trail, I can get away with a wonderfully small set of tools that can take care of most of the work while adding less than 3 pounds to my pack.

Ryan Linn
Tech on the Trail
05/26/2017
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Trip Reports

As a team of thru-hikers, backpackers, and adventurers, we love to get out and explore different trails. Here are some insider reports from our own trips and hikes.

A view showcases snowy forests and distant mountains.

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

Last week I took a trip into the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, a new addition to the National Parks system.

Read More

A shallow, clear rover winds through a meadow in front of an impressive mountain range.

Wind River Peak

After the NOLS course, I went back out to the mountains to climb Wind River Peak. At 13,192 feet, it is the highest in the southern part of the range.

Read More

A rocky mountain range in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.

Sangre de Cristo Backpacking

We will enter the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest and spend five days bouncing between peaks.

Read More

A view showcases snowy forests and distant mountains.

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

Last week I took a trip into the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, a new addition to the National Parks system.

Read More

A shallow, clear rover winds through a meadow in front of an impressive mountain range.

Wind River Peak

After the NOLS course, I went back out to the mountains to climb Wind River Peak. At 13,192 feet, it is the highest in the southern part of the range.

Read More

A rocky mountain range in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.

Sangre de Cristo Backpacking

We will enter the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest and spend five days bouncing between peaks.

Read More

A sunset illuminates a calm lake surrounded by low mountains.

Backpacking Through Baxter State Park

For my second annual Baxter State Park backpacking trip, I went to parts of the park that few out-of-staters ever see.

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Tech on the Trail

Using technology out on the trail can be very helpful, as long as you know how to use it correctly. Here are some tips and tricks to help you become a tech expert while you’re out exploring.

A hiking backpack with many tools for trail maintenance sits on the ground next to a rock.

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

This set of maintenance tools is great and it fits easily in the side pocket of my pack.

Read More

Getting the Most From Your Phone’s Battery

You’re ready to hit the trail, your fully-loaded smartphone in hand. But how long will it last when you’re not near an outlet?

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A graph shows statistics for hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

How Many People Hike the AT and PCT?

If you’ve been on the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail and thought, “there are a lot of people out here,” you’re not wrong.

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A hiking backpack with many tools for trail maintenance sits on the ground next to a rock.

Trail Maintenance for Lightweight Backpackers

This set of maintenance tools is great and it fits easily in the side pocket of my pack.

Read More

Getting the Most From Your Phone’s Battery

You’re ready to hit the trail, your fully-loaded smartphone in hand. But how long will it last when you’re not near an outlet?

Read More

A graph shows statistics for hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

How Many People Hike the AT and PCT?

If you’ve been on the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail and thought, “there are a lot of people out here,” you’re not wrong.

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A screenshot from Guthook Guides of farms on the Appalachian Trail.

Birds Eye Stories of the Appalachian Trail

I’ve been fascinated by satellite imagery of the the Appalachian Trail. It tells a very different story about the landscape.

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Inside Atlas Guides

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A trail winds through a dense and lush green forest on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of the oldest National Scenic Trails in the US. Its path takes you from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

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A view from the Arizona Trail on the rim of the Grand Canyon shows a variety of red rock colors and spring foliage.

Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across the state of Arizona from Mexico to Utah, passing through some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the state.

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Glenn's Lake sits in a beautiful green valley between majestic peaks in Glacier National Park on the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Pacific Northwest Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail is one of the youngest National Scenic Trails and travels from the Rocky Mountains in Montana to the coastal wilderness of Washington State.

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A trail winds through a dense and lush green forest on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of the oldest National Scenic Trails in the US. Its path takes you from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

Read More

A view from the Arizona Trail on the rim of the Grand Canyon shows a variety of red rock colors and spring foliage.

Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across the state of Arizona from Mexico to Utah, passing through some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the state.

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Glenn's Lake sits in a beautiful green valley between majestic peaks in Glacier National Park on the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Pacific Northwest Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail is one of the youngest National Scenic Trails and travels from the Rocky Mountains in Montana to the coastal wilderness of Washington State.

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The Continental Divide Trail in Wyoming passes a clear lake next to a green meadow and tall mountains.

Continental Divide Trail

Considered by many to be the most remote and challenging of the triple crown trails, the Continental Divide Trail is a 3100 mile adventure through five western states.

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