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Pacific Crest Trail

Our Most Important Conservation Program Is Gone -- But It Doesn't Have to Be Forever

Margie Alt | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

The Land and Water Conservation Fund fostered an idea endemic to our country: that precious landscapes should be set aside for the long-term enjoyment of all, not the short-term gain of a few.

Trust Thyself: What Girl in the Woods Author Aspen Matis Found on the Trail to Independence

Jaime Lubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Since its release earlier this month, Aspen Matis' debut memoir has been making headlines as yet another spotlight on the horrors of campus sexual assault. But those expecting a lurid cautionary tale will find something else entirely.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

More than 15 years in the making, A Walk in the Woods is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one.  Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Ho...

Murder Suspect Tried To Elude Capture On Pacific Crest Trail

AP | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A man suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage and wounding two deputies was likely traveling a section of the famed Pacific ...

To the Wilderness... And Back Again

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Rebecca Craven, business ops & strategy intern I recently decided, with the help of a friend, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Since I'm an av...

Meet The 70-Year-Old Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Ken Solin | Posted 07.12.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My friend Tony and I just returned from meeting up with our friend who we nicknamed Mountain Man Mike, in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California, one of the world's most spectacular locations. We were Mike's fourth resupply on his 1,800-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail.

5 Questions to a Pedestrian: Trevor Thomas, the Blind Hiker

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefan Szepesi

The 5QTAP series features questions to inspiring walkers from across the globe. At age 35 Trevor Thomas heard he was turning completely blind. Wit...

British Teen in Own Wild! Pacific Crest Trail Walk for Mountain Gorillas

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Janet Kinosian

Kyran Young, a British teen, is walking the full 2663 mile Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for the last remaining 900 Mountain Gorillas in Eastern Africa. It will take four months.

Movie Review: Wild -- Take a hike. Seriously.

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild offers an exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey.

Pacific Crest Trail Begins Move to the High Country of Tejon Ranch

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

When the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail was envisioned in the 1930s, it was to traverse the highest points along the West Coast's mountainous spine between Mexico and Canada, revealing the majestic vistas and extraordinary natural riches that characterize the West.

WATCH: 3 Seconds A Day On 2,600 Mile Hike From California To Canada

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

After four and a half months and a mind-boggling 2,600 miles, Tyler Fox not only has a story to tell, but video to prove he has been on the hiking adv...

Walk It Out: Wild and My Pilgrim's Heart

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joan Gelfand

Strayed's and Dale's memoirs define a different category. Call it 'Conscious Walking,' or 'How I Walked Myself To A Better Life,' journeys of over 1,000 miles that bravely explore the raw, rocky and often hazardous terrain of inner lives in crisis and turmoil.

RECORD-BREAKING: Hiker Walks Entire Pacific Coast In HOW Many Days?

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

A California hiker has broken the world record for completing the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking the entire 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada in just und...

Writing What's Maybe Almost Halfway Brave

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

It was with an expansive sense of our own good fortune that we sat to listen to Cheryl Strayed's keynote, maybe the most generous writer-to-writer talk I've ever heard.

Too Wild for Me

Jennifer Handford | Posted 10.12.2012 | Books
Jennifer Handford

When I look at cars, I see crashes. When I look at water, I see drownings. When I look at parks, I see lurkers.

How I Found Myself In The Wild

Cheryl Strayed | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Cheryl Strayed

It was a world I thought would make me into the woman I knew I could become and turn me back into the girl I'd once been. A world that measured two feet wide and 2,663 miles long.