Advice

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
Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Avoiding a Meltdown in the First 30 Miles Hiking the Appalachian Trail is  a dream for many people. Those that can fulfill this dream will have an experience of a...

Nov 16, 2017 : Guest Post
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

While the thought of your "ideal Thanksgiving" may bring up visions of sitting at home on the couch watching football and being surrounded by a ton of food, hiking SOBO...

Nov 13, 2017 : Emily
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
Must-Have Pack List for Hiking with a Newborn

Must-Have Pack List for Hiking with a Newborn

It can be intimidating bringing a newborn out into the woods for the first time. Having the comfort of your home and all the fun amenities for baby can be...

Aug 2, 2017 : Danielle Newton
The AMC Huts: How do They Actually Work?

The AMC Huts: How do They Actually Work?

The Huts. The Huts. Everyone knows and talks about "The Huts." You read about them during your pre-trail research and you hear about them every time someone talks about the White...

Jul 31, 2017 : Emily
Backpacking while Pregnant: Advice from First-Hand Experience

Backpacking while Pregnant: Advice from First-Hand Experience

I acquired my trail name "Little Momma" while out in November for a week-long backpacking trek in the Grayson Highlands on the Appalachian Trail. I was six months pregnant, couldn't see my...

Jul 25, 2017 : Danielle Newton
The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

First off, these opinions are all based on my experience the past couple months. I'm sure many other hikers have had different experiences and have different opinions. I ultimately decided...

Jul 19, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Planning a Thru-Hike in One Month or Less!

Planning a Thru-Hike in One Month or Less!

Many aspiring thru hikers spend years planning for their first thru-hike. I personally spent over 15 months planning for my 2017 PCT thru-hike. Unfortunately, an injury ended my trek after...

Jul 16, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens