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Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: The frozen finish and final thoughts

Feature · On 1 Mar 2020 by Owen Eigenbrot

Owen Eigenbrot has reached the end of the long walk from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail and reflects on the final miles that took him there. The...
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Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: 1500 miles completed, many more to go

Feature · On 20 Oct 2019 by Owen Eigenbrot

Owen Eigenbrot has reached around the halfway stage of his thru-hike from Canada to Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail. With each new trail segment, he realises that the journey...
The author imagines he is in Montana on a training hike along the Bay Area Ridge Trail in California.

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail: Prep and planning

Feature · On 4 Aug 2019 by Owen Eigenbrot

Owen Eigenbrot is preparing to thru-hike from Canada to Mexico across the US on the yet-to-be-finished Continental Divide Trail. Planning for a 3100-mile trek is a daunting task, but experience...
The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

Article · On 2 Feb 2019 by Giles Story

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge...
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Wilderness amid the crowds in Alaska

Article · On 3 Nov 2018 by Christine Gordon

Christine Gordon went on a trip of a lifetime travelling through Alaska in search of solitude and the remote and wild beauty it is famous for, but it wasn’t as...
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Does a bear *** in the woods?

Feature · On 25 Feb 2018 by Matt Heason

Matt Heason recounts his family’s trip to Yosemite, with the added bonus of a trip up Half Dome and a memorable encounter with a ‘bear’.
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Shelter from the Storm - A lucky escape in New Hampshire's winter mountains

Feature · On 3 Apr 2017 by Eric Kampmann

So often we can underestimate the difficulty of the walk and the severity of the weather. Here, Eric tells the cautionary tale of a recent winter hiking experience in the...
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When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

Feature · On 9 Jan 2017 by David Jordan

When David and Lisa Jordan set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail they had it all planned out: equipment, resupply and daily mileage. It was to be the trip...