Notes From The Trail
The year is 1993. With the back of his car loaded full of hopes, dreams, and American Backcountry’s first tee shirt designs, Frank Hintz set out on his journey to the Appalachian Trail Conference’s Headquarters. He was in search of someone who would give American Backcountry the shot it deserved and he found Brian King. Brian not only agreed to try some of the designs, but also suggested setting up a booth at the annual Appalachian Trail Days festival in Damascus, VA. Frank may not have known it at the time, but that day was just the first step in a long journey to come.Continue reading
Winter time isn’t easy on hikers and campers. Getting to trailheads can be super dangerous, and a lot of proper preparation and gear is required to make the most of a winter adventure. That said, it’s still entirely possible and can be worthwhile for views that aren’t available year round. One of the best ways to experience that is via snowshoeing, and today we’ll break down why you should give it a shot and how to get started.
Happy Halloween! We hope that everybody has had fun decorating their yards, and is looking forward to trick or treating with their little ones. This time of year makes us think of some of the fun spooky campfire stories that put us on the edge of our seats while we roast marshmallows.
Do you have songs that remind you of the outdoors? Maybe something your parents played in the car on the way to your favorite trail or campsite, or something that just makes you feel at home outside. Sometimes, that track is the sound of the wind between the trees, the birds chirping or the river roaring.Continue reading
What’s not to love about the outdoors? You get to sit back, relax and take in the awe-inducing sights and scenes that have carved and spanned the earth since the beginning of time. However there’s one thing that’s always getting in the way of our peace and quiet, and that’s those pesky mosquitoes and other little buggers.Continue reading