Trail & Summit Publications

How long does it take to walk the Appalachian trail?

A complete thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail typically takes hikers anywhere from five to seven months. Speed records of the trail have been set in just over 41 days. Time will be determined on endurance, average hiking speed, and miles traveled each day.

What is the best vehicle for overlanding?

When you’re seeking out remote areas and driving in backcountry landscapes, you’re going to want a vehicle that not only runs well but with the driving you’re doing, and it should also have aftermarket and repair support.

What is the lightest backpacking stove?

We’ve done some research to help you find the lightest stoves on the market. This list is broken down by fuel type so you can find the best fit for your personal needs

Is hiking becoming more popular?

Hiking has seen an increase of almost 3 million more people per year since 2016. From 2015-2020, hiking has increased by about 34% in the United States. 

What is considered high altitude for hiking?

Anything above 8,000 feet is considered to be a high altitude. Air pressure decreases the higher we climb, and with less air pressure, our bodies can’t take in as much oxygen. Some hikers are affected as low as 7,000 feet, and every 1,000 feet you climb, there is about 3% less oxygen available.

The 10 Best High altitude hikes in the U.S.

High altitude hiking is a rewarding experience. You have a chance to get above the treeline and see extensive valley views. Plus, the good news is that even if you aren’t an expert mountaineer, you can still hike to the top of some amazing high altitude peaks. 

What Should you not wear why hiking? (10 common clothing mistakes)

There are some very common clothing choices that hikers make that either add discomfort or can even be potentially dangerous. We will cover those top ten clothing mistakes.

What is a Flip Flop Thru-Hike?

A flip flop thru-hike is when a hiker starts their hike at a less conventional spot to then return to complete the remainder of the trail. It has proven to offer hikers milder weather, prevent overcrowding, and makes you more likely to complete the trek.