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November 2017


The Fire Next Time: Dealing with Wildfire in the Wake of Gatlinburg

One year after Gatlinburg, wildfires continue to grow exponentially in acreage and cost. Our best new strategy: fight fire with fire.

Trail Names: The Best of 2017

When you’re on the A.T. you’re bestowed a trail name—a nickname, of sorts, that becomes your primary identity. Here are some of our favorites from this year’s class of thru-hikers.

Red Wolf in the Crosshairs

Will North Carolina allow the world’s most endangered wolf to go extinct in the wild?

Rise of the Professional Hiker: Inside the Lives of 4 Pro Outdoor Adventurers

How do professional backpackers make ends meet and maintain relationships? Follow in the sponsored footsteps of Andrew Skurka, Jennifer Pharr Davis, and ‘Hiking Viking’ Tom Gathman.

Capital Cities: The Top Adventure Hubs in Appalachia

What are the biking, running, hiking, paddling, and climbing epicenters? Our editors and experts pick the outdoor adventure hubs for every sport.

Moonwalks: Night Hikes, Paddles, Rides, and Runs

Shorter days mean more opportunity for night adventure. Here are a few of our favorites.