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After hiking nearly 18,000 miles, "Apple Pie" shares advice and humor about long distance backpacking.
Mahler's music evokes emotions ranging from joy to anger to peace to alarm to ecstasy to despair.
Slovenia is one of greenest countries in Europe with 10,000 marked hiking trails.
A tantalizing taste of glorious hikes on the roof of the world.
The Tick and Mosquito Project teaches us how to NOT get Lyme Disease this season.
My mother makes an appearance sharing a tiny vignette, a clue to my hiking passion.
Granite Crag in the High Sierra.
Free soloing mountain climber Alex Honnold has a lot to teach about conquering out biggest goals.
In only one week on the Colorado Trail, a hiker's emotions resemble the terrain – up and down.
On backpacking trips, day two always sucks and pretty much for the same reasons.
Look closely and you can see the pee rag (tie-dye peace sign bandana) hanging from the back of my pack.
A pee rag enables a female hiker to get the job done and focus on being her badass self.
"Wonder" with her throw-away suitcase filled with resupply boxes ready to send south.
The benefit of pacing a long distance thru-hike more slowly is to be able to increase bliss.
Lonnie Dupre knows grueling expeditions that need planning to implement and says surviving Covid is a lot the same.
To stay sane during a pandemic, find ways to stay active says a very active person herself under quarantine restrictions.
The pandemic and its shelter-at-home mandates are pushing people to walk as never before in memory.
The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have
Camping can be the greatest expression of free will, personal independence, innate ability, and resourcefulness possible today in our industrialized,