I Made it to Georgia.. What Now?

I Made it to Georgia.. What Now?

I've been grappling with the words for this post for a bit, but I figured it was time. It's just been over a week since I've been home. Things are...

Nov 21, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
This Week’s Top Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each...

Nov 21, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
What’s a “Kelsy?” Why Katahdin?

What’s a “Kelsy?” Why Katahdin?

Hey folks! My name's Kelsy, and I'm about to start my wildest adventure yet. Until now, Photography has been my primary form of expression. Although a picture is truly worth a...

Nov 20, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
Basic Thru-Hiker Nutrition Part 2: BMR and TDEE

Basic Thru-Hiker Nutrition Part 2: BMR and TDEE

In this calculator. Under "Activity", make sure "Basal Metabolic Rate" is selected. Then, click "Calculate". Here was my result: According to the best calculations, my BMR is 1,805

Nov 20, 2017 : Brandon Chase
Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Basic Specs: article. 2. Material Water Retention Unlike other tarp materials (silnylon), cuben fiber doesn't retain water and dries out fairly quickly.  This is helpful so a thru hiker

Nov 20, 2017 : Chris Guynn
17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part I)

17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part I)

We wanted to give potential thru-hikers the chance to set their next challenge in Europe, so we decided  to give you a teaser of the unbelievable variety of landscapes we...

Nov 20, 2017 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

Growth Through Failure on the Arizona Trail

I remember vividly the moment when I first learned about the Arizona Trail. I had just moved to Flagstaff for grad school and was at the local Saturday morning farmer's...

Nov 20, 2017 : Tide Walker
Dealing with Paranoia on the Trail (or not)

Dealing with Paranoia on the Trail (or not)

The Nyctophobia (fear of the dark) is real When I started planning my thru-hike it never occurred to me that one of the greatest difficulties would be getting out of...

Nov 19, 2017 : Jacob Mason
New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

The Whites. Notoriously difficult. Famously breathtaking. This roughly hundred-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire is sure to stand out in the memory of any thru-hiker and

Nov 18, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

My fiancé, Miles, and I plan to begin our Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike in Campo in the spring. In fact, we just received an email from the PCTA that our...

Nov 18, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon