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.

The West May Have Bigger Mountains, But the East Has My Heart

I grew up hiking in the White Mountains. But I never fully appreciated them until I moved away.