A recap of popular stories this week, July 29 through August 4, 2018.
1) A Family of 8 Is About to Complete the Appalachian Trail
If you thought completing the AT on your own was tough enough, imagine doing it as a family of eight. The Crawfords are nearly finished with their long AT trek. Read their inspirational story and how they manage to tack on miles without going crazy.
2) Instagram vs. Reality: The Truth About Antelope Canyon
One of the most famously photographed spots in America, Antelope Canyon deserves its allure. Our contributors went to its famed slot canyons for photography. But it wasn’t quite the desolate, serene location Instagram depicts.
Read our guide if you plan on attending. And prepare for crowds.
3) Patagonia Running Vest Blurs Line Between Shirt & Pack: Review
GearJunkie was among the first to try out Patagonia’s new trail running collection. One standout, the Slope Runner Vest 4L, feels like another piece of clothing. But it fits jackets, water bottles, filters, and food no problem. We went on a run with the brand to learn more about its revamped trail running line.
4) Breaking the Mold: ‘Hovering’ Backpack Looks as Bizarre as It Sounds
You have to see the videos of this pack to understand how bizarre this invention is. Whether you walk, hike, or run, this pack appears to hover in place behind you.
5) GearJunkie Hunt & Fish: New Section ‘Bridges the Gap’
Get ready for more exciting hunting and fishing stories. GearJunkie expands its reach in the outdoor realm with a new site focused on hunting and fishing.