50 Hikes. 50 States.

We took a year and a half to hike each state. Here’s how we did it. You can do it too.

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50 Hikes. 50 States

50 Hikes. 50 States.

A project to hike one hike in every state in the U.S.

Lucky. I live in a beautiful country filled with millions of miles of trails through thousands of beautiful places organized around 50 states. As a resident of the United States, I am more than lucky to have the freedom to move around this great country to explore its grandeur. And now, I’m off to see it again.

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50 Hikes 50 States–Oregon

50 Hikes 50 States–Oregon

50 Hikes 50 States--Oregon If you read our story about hiking Washington during our 50 Hikes 50 States Project, our Oregon hike's story is even worse. We don't have one picture of our weekend event from Oregon. Because, frankly, I didn't taken any photos inside the...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Washington

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Washington

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Washington Even FedEx wasn't going anywhere in Washington. After hiking 44 states without even a 10-minute delay, our travel god karma finally caught up to us in Washington on our 50 Hikes 50 States Project. When we left Denver's -5...

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US

The 12 Hikes You Must Do This Year in the US As COVID and the vaccine swirl in our communities, we're all itching to move after a year of not moving. With international travel still just on the horizon, this is the year to take advantage of the glorious hikes we have...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Idaho

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Idaho

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Idaho Idaho, with its odd shape and odd location, presented a challenge for us. It sits just a titch too far to drive from Denver, and it's too far away from the hikes we wanted to do in Oregon and Washington to be combined on a western...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Iowa

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Iowa

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Iowa After two flat hikes in a row, one in Oklahoma and the other in Kansas, our Colorado legs were itching for some ups and downs on our 50 Hikes 50 States Project. With Iowa being our destination for the day, I didn't have high hopes for...

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Kansas

50 Hikes 50 States Project–Kansas

50 Hikes 50 States Project--Kansas Perhaps the giggle I get the most when talking about hiking all 50 states is the one about Kansas. "Does Kansas even have any hiking?" people have asked. Yes, by golly, it does. After spending a day driving from Oklahoma to Iowa...