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.
Ryan, Rebecca, and Skyla Means's quest for solitude turns into a decade-long effort to visit the most remote location in every state—and learn if true quiet still exists.
Turn off the light for a trek you'll never forget.
South Koreans hike in droves. And they like it that way. An American who craves solitude joins the party.
For early thru-hikers, steep hills and long distances were only part of the challenge.