It would take nearly a week to explore this one mountain’s menu of trails, but summiting Woo-Myun offers a unique reward to those accustomed to natural vistas and endless landscapes: a soaring view of Seoul’s cityscape.Forest Park offers an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to experience a true Northwest forest without leaving the Portland city limits.If you are a first-time user of Forest Park, you can read more about park hours, rules and history by clicking here and see a map of all of the trailheads by clicking here.I want to be grateful to my body, to work in tandem with it, rather than despise my body for what it doesn’t look like or can’t do.Nike, Lululemon and a bevy of indie designers are foraying into outdoor apparel and gear, going up against brands like REI, Patagonia and The North Face, who’ve outfitted adventurers for decades. The company reps Chavie Lieber interviewed in the previous story would do well to read Kate Worteck’s insightful essay at The Toast about the dearth of clothing options available to women hikers.My parents were understandably wary; they’d witnessed a decade of temper tantrums and failed math tests. I love Netflix, snacks, sleeping, that Bubble Spinner game and owning a thousand books. Now, Tracy returns to the site the abuse began–the Sawtooth Mountains–with her stepfather/abuser by her side.Robert Moor is the author of , a book conceived as Moor thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail.In this essay, Moor details his on-trail transformation and the painful readjustment to life after hike.(Pro tip: Don’t Google “macerated feet” unless you love gross stuff, like I do.) Sarah Marquis half-plans and fully executes some of the toughest journeys imaginable, whether she’s hiking across Australia or Siberia. Myla Fay writes candidly about wanting to be “carelessly thin” and taking to the Continental Divide Trail to transcend negative body image. I, too, want to drastically change the way I relate to my body.This year, I made it back to the Appalachian Trail, twice as old as I was that first time at camp.I returned—on a four-week solo trek from southern Virginia to the border of my home state of Pennsylvania, all alone in the wilderness—because I wanted to give up the burden of my individuality and feel part of something greater: not Judaism, but nature.