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Top Five "Must Haves" for Summer Hikes

By Emma Houston

Looking for new gear for this summer's adventures? We put together a list of our favorite pieces to make the search easy. 

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Take the Road Less Traveled

By Jennifer

Driving back home from Ohio, my friend and I stopped at Hocking Hills state park and set out for a short jaunt on the 1,400 mile loop known as the Buckeye Trail. The path we walked also coincided with the 6,800 mile coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail. I’m not sure if I’ll ever hike experience either of those adventures in full, but here’s what I’m certain of – especially as I gather my gear and plan my resupply points for the Pinhoti Trail – when two roads diverge in the woods it’s important to consider the road less traveled.

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We have an announcement to make...

By Jennifer

Blue Ridge Hiking Company is celebrating 10 Years of business by...

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Spreading the Love for SAHC

By Jennifer

This month our guide John Haffner's other employer is having a fundraising month to support Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).  

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Hiking In All Seaons

By Christine Martens

Experience nature in all four seasons!

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Learning from Deaf Hikers

By brhcguide

A number of weeks ago I had a life changing experience.  I was excited and nervous for guiding a few days at the Dupont State Forest of Transylvania County, North Carolina.  I wasn’t nervous because of terrain or because the size of …

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CDT Section Hike Summer 2015

By Jennifer

The Continental Divide Trail is not easy to get to, but it is worth the effort.

This past August I flew to Colorado, met my hiking partner at the airport, and then we picked up a rental car and drove 6 hours toRock Springs, WY. …

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Hiking Hall Pass

By Jennifer

All marriages have “arrangements,” right?! Those small bargains that you make with your partner to stay sane and married.

Brew and I agreed when we became parents that as soon as I finished nursing we would allow each other two weeks a year to do WHATEVER. For Brew that means …

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Walking with Spring

By Jennifer

I recently finished the book, “Walking with Spring.” The book is a hiking memoir by Earl Shaffer, the first Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Shaffer recounts his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1948, a journey spurred by the hope that a long trail might be enough to …

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