This Missouri Trail Named a Best Backpacking Hike in the Midwest 100.9 The Eagle
Backpacker’s Top Ultralight Hiking Stories of 2022
“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> For a lot of hikers, the secret to a good trip is simple: carry less. Over the past decade, we’ve seen ultralight backpacking go more and more mainstream, as major gear manufacturers have dived into the lightweight market. The result has been a groundswell of new toothbrush-cutters trying to find their way into the […]
Backpacker Radio #161 | Diane “Sticks” Harsha: FBI Special Agent, AT Section Hiker, and Author
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Diane “Sticks” Harsha. Diane is an AT section hiker, the author of “Sticks and Stones: How to Hike the Appalachian Trail in 13 Years”, and a retired FBI agent. We of course spend a lot of time talking about Diane’s career […]
How do you start backpacking at 65? Here’s how one woman did it, and now it’s her passion.
Last year, I astonished friends and family by signing up for a three-day backpacking expedition on Michigan’s North Country Trail. As a non-camper (and never-backpacker), my daily “hikes” were rarely more than walking my dogs around a local park. COVID-19 was the game-changer. I enjoy traveling and when the pandemic forced me away from the airport, I […]