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Friday Five:  5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Friday Five: 5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Getting over my Planning Fatigue I went into a bit of a slump over the holidays as far as planning

Jan 20th : Deane Giordano
A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

I’m 15 weeks out from stepping on the trail and getting serious about my training plan. I’d been st

Jan 17th : Deane Giordano
The Single Thing I Wish I’d Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me

The Single Thing I Wish I’d Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me

One evening, damp and full of anguish, I arrive at a shelter and basically fall apart. I can't belie

Jan 17th : Notebook
How to Get To Springer Mountain

How to Get To Springer Mountain

"Where’s Springer Mountain? You mean the Southern Terminus of the AT? That’s easy… it’s in Georgia.

Jan 10th : Maggie Slepian
Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

If your son, daughter, grandkid, niece, nephew, or other close family member has revealed to you tha

Jan 9th : The Stones
Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown

Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown

Most people can agree that a thru-hike is an adventure to remember. Even  though it's just walking t

Jan 6th : Mischa Egolf
An A.T. Bucket List: Are Any of These on Your Trail Agenda?

An A.T. Bucket List: Are Any of These on Your Trail Agenda?

Just a few things you might want to do while hiking the Appalachian Trail this year! Check in (

Jan 3rd : Stubbs
Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

It is my sincere hope that anyone who stays in a hostel has a fantastic experience, gets a good nigh

Dec 28th : Tinkerbell
Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Some backpackers like to ke

Dec 26th : Caet Cash
It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

Or “We Are. The Class. Of. 2016!” The Hiker Yearbook. It’s that time of year again—decorations are

Dec 22nd : Katina (Arachne) Daanen