Spend your life on the trail, and one thing's for sure: You'll come away with plenty of hiking stories. From survival stories to personal essays to stories to adventure tales from the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail, this is where you'll find backpacker's favorite yarns.
Getting back to "real life" after a long hike can be rough. But if you feel low after coming home, you're not alone.
The founder of HBCUs Outside is using gear libraries and hiking meetups to tear down barriers in the outdoor industry.
In a remote corner of Montana, backpackers and wildlife advocates clash over the future of a bear population hanging on for dear life.
When companies don't offer plus sizes, that sends a message about who is and isn't welcome in the outdoors.
The Western U.S. is rife with forests and deserts that you can't visit. A new law could fix that—if we're willing to fight for it.
After 18 years of backpacking, boating, and skiing, a mother and son confront letting go.
A chance encounter with a group of friends on an annual, women-only backpacking trip leaves our Colorado Trail correspondent reflecting on how her own life changed her attitude towards the trail.
There are a lot of good reasons to fight racism. Let’s add one more: We can’t protect the climate without ending it.
After a cross-country road trip, Earl Hunter Jr. made it his business to break down racial lines in the outdoors.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, hundreds of long-distance hikers paused their trips on the Appalachian Trail and headed home. Now, as states begin the process of reopening, the wisdom of getting back on the path is up for debate.