November 9

Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks

By: Erik Schlimmer Peakbagging can be addictive—even in the Adirondack Mountains, a range choked with cliffs, swamps, rivers, and dense forests. Like more traditional addicts, I began with the soft stuff. In my case, that was climbing the 40 summits above 4,000 feet. Then, I climbed the 100 highest peaks. Then, the 217 peaks above 3,000 … Continue reading “Climbing the 600 Highest Peaks in the Adirondacks”

September 12

Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure

Words By: Sally Phillips // Photos Courtesy: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck Is thru-hiking in Scotland a thing? I’m not really sure we’ve quite cracked it yet, although we are definitely getting closer. One of the major problems is that we are a pretty tiny country—just over 220 miles at the widest point, and 550 miles North … Continue reading “Thru-Hiking in Scotland: A Right to Roam & the Freedom to Adventure”

June 27

New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey”

By: Christine Martens From the images pouring out of New Zealand’s new long distance trail, the Te Araroa, the hike looked like a tantalizing adventure. Rugged mountains, sweeping landscapes, and rainforests filled with fern trees and waterfalls. However, after reading some people’s accounts of hiking the entire trail—“purists”—I started rethinking the idea of a traditional … Continue reading “New Zealand & the Te Araroa Trail: Learning to “Thru-Journey””

May 23

Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short

By: Korrin L. Bishop If you’ve reached the point in your adventuring where being a weekend warrior isn’t enough, but spending several months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t an option, it’s time to meet the world of the “Goldilocks” hike. A Goldilocks hike is not too short. It’s not too long. It’s just right. … Continue reading “Short Thru Hikes When the PCT is Too Long & the Weekend is Too Short”