After thru-hiking and picking up trash off the Appalachian Trail last year, the Packing It Out crew is taking on the Pacific Crest Trail with hopes to remove 1,000+ pounds of litter from Mexico to Canada.
Date Posted: Mar 15, 2017
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2017
Great Fun and Big Adventure! Kick off the AORE 2017 Conference with DEMO DAY on October 31st @ The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2017
How can you stop the destruction of an iconic Appalachian mountain, along with the history, culture, and memories it created? Ask Jay Leutze, who found the answer with the help of a 14-year-old named Ashley.
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2016
Derick quit his New York City life to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2012. Now he wants to share the Trail with his brother, a first-time backpacker. "Trail Brothers" is the first story in our myATstory video series.
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2016
Why do we go to the mountains? There are reasons that reach beyond the climb, past the descent, and are far more important than the summit.
Date Posted: Feb 06, 2016
Many people look to the outdoors to find peace of mind. For Paul Stiffler, better known as Ponytail Paul, the Appalachian Trail and its thru-hikers have been the therapeutic force needed to turn his life around.
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2015
On September 24th, 2015 Heather "Anish" Anderson broke the self-supported speed record of the Appalachian Trail. Without any assistance, she made her way nearly 2,200 miles starting in the north from Mt. Katadhin and finishing in the south on Mt. Springer. 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes.
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2015
Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape. A short film by Rios Libres and Patagonia, Inc.
Date Posted: May 13, 2013
The goal of bearproofing your camp is to minimize odors that might attract bears and to set up safe storage areas for food and garbage out of reach of bears and away from your sleeping area. The best way to do this is to start with a camp setup that facilitates these goals.
Date Posted: May 12, 2013
This section is reproduced from chapter 6 of The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis with permission of the author.