April 18

Life Changing Experience of Thru-Hiking: Brand Ambassador Arlette Laan

By: Arlette Laan For many people, long distance hiking is a life changing experience. I am one of those people. I finished my first thru-hike in 2003 at the Canadian border after completing the Pacific Crest Trail. At the time, I didn’t know about post-trail depression, and it hit me hard. I missed my trail … Continue reading “Life Changing Experience of Thru-Hiking: Brand Ambassador Arlette Laan”

April 4

Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand

    When you arrive on the Phi Phi island chain, you leave your shirt behind, and keep your eyes wide open. You’ll find that the harsh island heat and humidity brings out colors in the sky and sea you wouldn’t think possible . You’ll find mischievous monkeys, speedy longboats, deep lagoons and sunburned tourists … Continue reading “Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand”

March 21

Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles

By: Korrin L. Bishop I never got the hype. I never understood the point. I remember watching people hiking up Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park with hiking poles and thinking they were more of a hindrance than anything. If we’re cutting weight, why bring something so unnecessary? Then, I was hiking down Lassen Peak … Continue reading “Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles”

March 8

Celebrating Trails with a Calendar Year Triple Crown

By: Heather “Anish” Anderson It’s a coveted pursuit in the world of backpacking–comprised of the 2,100+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 2,600+ mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,000+ mile Continental Divide Trail. It crosses three spines of the United States through myriad biomes from Basin and Range to Mojave Desert and lush pine and deciduous forests. … Continue reading “Celebrating Trails with a Calendar Year Triple Crown”

February 28

A Personal Connection to the Diversify Outdoors Coalition’s Mission

By: Sirena Dufault I grew up in the Chicago suburbs with immigrant parents – my dad is from India and my mom from Italy. In the summertime, they’d load my brothers and me into a station wagon and we’d go on the typical American vacation. Sometimes, these vacations included trips to public lands – Smoky Mountains … Continue reading “A Personal Connection to the Diversify Outdoors Coalition’s Mission”