A Thru-hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail -  Mike Summers' improbable but possible thru-hike of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in winter.

Arklahoma Hiker - This blog features highlights, great photos, and videos of hikes in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Having hiked many of the trails reviewed on this website, I find it nicely captures the spirit of featured trails.

A Year in the Wilderness - This blog documents the year (September 2015 - September 2016) Dave and Amy Freeman spend in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on their adventure advocacy mission to help protect and conserve the area.

Miles for Breakfast - Adventurer Kristen Gates chronicles her fantastic outdoor adventures. Reader beware. She'll make you long to chuck it all and live an adventure of your own.

Ice Age Trail Alliance - This fantastic organization's mission statement: "to create, support and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin - the Ice Age National Scenic Trail" (Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2015).

The Happy Adventure  - This blog is a fun read. Written by a Canadian twenty-something, this blog highlights some cool canoe trips.

Lint Hikes - A good blog all about thru hikes. This blogger has thru hiked the AT, the PCT, and CDT multiple times. He has also thru hiked my current favorite, the Ice Age Trail.

Chase's Ice Age Trail Hike - Follow along as Dad (Jon) and son (Chase) section hike the Ice Age Trail. Kudos to Chase for dreaming big and his Dad for supporting the dream.

An Epic Ice Age Trail Adventure -  Blog written by freelance writer Melanie McManus. She holds the women's record for the fastest supported women's thru hike on the Ice Age Trail (36 days, 5 hours). - This blog does a fantastic job of discussing everything you ever wanted to know about winter camping.

Kevin Callan the Happy Camper - Canadian author Kevin Callan, a.k.a. Mr. Canoe Head, a.k.a. the Happy Camper, informs, entertains, and inspires us to feel we too can get out there to enjoy wild places. - If you love to talk paddling a canoe, building canoes, or canoe tripping, this forum is the place to be.

The Backcountry Forum - This is a great forum for hikers, backpackers, and ultralight hikers.

Chase's Ice Age Trail Hike -  In November 2014, 10 year old Chase (and his father) started section hiking the Ice Age Trail. This blog chronicles Chase's adventure.

Section Hiker -  A hiking and backpacking blog chock full of great trip reports, gear reviews, and more. Message Board - This is your one stop information hub for anything you want to know about canoe tripping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Can't find it here? Post your questions. Quality responses are sure to follow.

WhiteBlaze - Appalachian Trail -  As obsessed with the Appalachian Trail as I am? This website features AT trail news, AT announcements, and provides a great AT forum.

The Hiking Life - A blog about lightweight backpacking.

The Peak Seeker - A hiking and mountaineering blog by a guy who appreciates an awesome peak.

Great Smoky Mountains Trails - Planning on hiking or backpacking in the country's most visited national park? You don't want to miss this website.

Skillet Creek Journal - Devil's Lake State Park Visitor's Guide -This blog focuses on the largest and one of the most beautiful state parks in Wisconsin, a favorite hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and car camping stop for both locals and tourists.

I Love Paddling - The official blog.

Trail Cooking -  This blog by author Sarah Kirkconnell features numerous recipes and cooking tips for the trail. Sarah's well known book Trail Eats is marketed on this website.

Andrew Skurka - Andrew Skurka is a well known solo hiker, speaker, guide, and writer whose outdoor adventures have been featured by National Georgraphic. His blog features some nice backpacking tips.

Hiking the Trail - A hiking and backpacking blog by a regular guy from Missouri who loves hiking and backpacking.

The SlackPacker Guide to Hiking and Backpacking - Looking for a place to hike? This go-to reference will hook you up with ideas on where to go, trip reports, and photos to wet your appetite for adventure.

Erik the Black's Backpacking Blog -  This blog features some great ultralight backpacking tips. It also does double as a storefront for this cartographer's maps and atlases.


  1. Thanks for the kinds words about Arklahoma Hiker!

  2. Thanks for your comment Mike, I must say Arklahoma Hiker is a fantastic hiking blog! I thoroughly enjoy it, and look forward to checking out future Arklahoma Hiker posts.

  3. je to pekné len škoda,že neviem po anglicky a už som pristarý aby som sa učil angličtinu

    1. I'm sorry I have not learned Slovak, but I hope you found some useful links here, and that you enjoy them as much as I have.

  4. a keď som tomu porozumel tak Vy ste mama Katherin

    1. I'm sorry, I do not speak Slovek, and I am not familiar with someone named Katherin.