Authorities theorize that toxic algae might be behind incident.
Erika Jostad will take up the post immediately.
This descent into this Wind River Range highlight is one no hiker will ever forget.
The Roofnest Falcon XL is simple to set up and offers plenty of livable space.
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Thomas has thru-hiked more than 20 long trails, including the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide and Appalachian Trails (the Triple Crown). On top of that, she set a fastest known time on the AT for an unsupported woman and has completed dozens of urban thru-hikes as well. Now, she's joining Backpacker as a contributing editor. Here’s some of Thomas’s best advice and insight fed by more than 20,000 trail miles.
Two fair-weather enthusiasts tear down their fear of the fourth season.
A globetrotter reflects on a place that stopped him in his tracks.