ATX: Beyond the Greenbelt | Hiking Near Austin

This month, we gathered at Filson to hear from Ky Harkey on where to hike near Austin. Watch this video by Arianna Jopling for...

A tugging of the line: of hearts and fish

What’s the story with fly fishing anyway? Most folks’ impression of fly fishing comes from the 1992 movie A River Runs Through It and the lasting images of Brad Pitt “ghost casting” on the picturesque banks of the Gallatin River in Montana. Norman McLean’s words resonate as well.
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Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is one of those “perfect places”. Sunshine, world class climbing (who doesn’t love some granite), some of the wonkiest rocks...

Exploring the Kungsleden Trail in Northern Sweden

NYC --> Sweden It all began at Mappy Hour: I met Alex at the second ever Mapppy Hour in NYC, she had just returned from an almost...

No car needed: National Parks from Cities

Live in a city without a car? Never fear, our National Parks guide will help you find your way.
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A Cartograher’s Hiking Bucket List

Mappy Hour Denver will be kicking-off next month! As you wind-down your hiking adventures in fall, and prepare for snow sports—take a gander at...

Backpacking the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness

There is no better time to explore the backcountry than during the mild, bug-free days of this season.