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In the outdoor community we're lucky to have an abundance of talented creatives that turn to adventure for inspiration and produce some seriously stunning work as a result. So, we've compiled a list of a few of our favorite authors, artists, and other creatives to support this season with a giveaway celebrating just how awesome they are. Consider checking out these talented folks for gifts to spoil your family and friends with this holiday season, and tune in to our Instagram Stories now through November  25 pm EST to participate.

Scroll on to see who we've included in the round-up. Remember, a follow on social media, sharing kind words, and commissioning art are all great ways to show your support: so don’t be shy about visiting the links below!


Part One: Authors

Hiking My Feelings: Stepping into the Healing Power of Nature 

Sydney Williams

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The Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Signed copy!
Derick Lugo

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Journeys North

Signed copy!
Barney Scout Mann 

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Appalachian Trials

Signed copy!
Zach Davis

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Hiking from Home: A Long-Distance Guide to Backpacking for Family and Friends

Signed copy!
Juliana Chauncey

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Alone in Wonderland

Christine Reed

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Mud, Rocks, and Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Signed copy!
Heather “Anish” Anderson 

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The Pursuit of Endurance 

Jennifer Pharr Davis 

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Kids Out Wild: A Family's Tale of Love and Suffering on Four of America's National Scenic Trails

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Mastering the Art of Thru-Hike

Liz Thomas

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The Butcher’s Table

Allie D’Andrea 

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The Adventure Gap

Signed copy!
James Edward Mills

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Part Two: Artists

Print Selection

Anna Forrester 

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3pc Magnet Pack

Kerry “S’Rocket” Uhlendorf

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3pc Sticker Pack

Alina “Abstract” Drufovka 

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Pinhoti Trail Tote

Heidi Nisbett

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5 Card Set

Nika “Early Bird” Meyers 

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3pc Sticker Pack

Melinda Irby 

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Part Three: Other Creatives

Kula Cloth: Artist Series

Anastasia Allison

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Custom Backpacking Buddy

Arlette Laan 

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Be Kindred Candle

Kara Kirtley 

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Appalachian Trail Bead by Bead Necklace

Quarter Way Inn

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LAST UPDATED

November 21, 2023

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Katie Houston

Katie AKA Oats is a solo thru-hiker with over 3,000 miles under her belt, making her a passionate conduit for culture, lingo, and other backcountry knowledge. Through her work, she is able to educate audiences on good trail ethics and strive for an outdoor community where everyone feels like they belong. Check out her adventures with Thru the husky on her website and Instagram.

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