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10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

I woke up this morning and started reading a book that my Grandfather gave me the other day titled “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired Navy...

May 25, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

Hiking with your PIC Photo Credit Hannah   In 2015, I caught the thru-hike bug. After graduating from college, my boyfriend Dave and I took off to hike Camino De...

May 23, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens
22 Trail T(r)ips: Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

22 Trail T(r)ips: Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I am just a couple miles from the quarter-way point on the trail. The imposter syndrome has worn off: I officially feel like a thru hiker. Maine is still a...

May 11, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
Three Things I’ve Learned from Hiking

Three Things I’ve Learned from Hiking

Over the past couple of years of planning for the AT, I've done a number of day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips. I've also read a lot of books detailing...

Apr 27, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My first exposure to long-distance hiking came abruptly and painfully in 2013, when I joined my girlfriend at the time for roughly 100 miles along the PCT. Doodles was thru-hiking...

Apr 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

Deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail is quite an undertaking. For those interested in thru-hike planning, there's some basic logistics that have to be considered. Based on Leave No Trace,...

Apr 26, 2017 : Danielle
Countdown for 2017 NorthBound AT Thru-Hike

Countdown for 2017 NorthBound AT Thru-Hike

Countdown: T-2 Weeks The time seems to be flying now. I continually find myself running through mental checklists to ensure that I have everything I need for the hike. This...

Mar 25, 2017 : Tom Rainer
How to Avoid Getting Lost on the Appalachian Trail

How to Avoid Getting Lost on the Appalachian Trail

It’s a beautiful day. You step off the trail for a snack or a pee break. When it’s time to return to the trail you can’t remember which way you...

Mar 22, 2017 : Carla Robertson