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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
10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

July 6th marked the beginning of my SOBO journey to Georgia, with the summit of Katahdin. I hit the mountain full of excitement and wonder, not only for the summit, but...

Jul 15, 2017 : Katie Doane
SOBO Step I: Getting Through the 100-Mile Wilderness

SOBO Step I: Getting Through the 100-Mile Wilderness

The 100-Mile Wilderness is famous for being the longest stretch of the Appalachian Trail with no real access to a town. Just past the southern border of Baxter State Park (BSP), Abol Bridge...

Jul 13, 2017 : Emily
Sorting Through 2017’s Thru-Hiker Hashtags

Sorting Through 2017’s Thru-Hiker Hashtags

Trying to sort through the sea of incredible online photos is nearly impossible. In order to help us with that the millennials, or at least those marketing to them, have given...

Jul 9, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Social Media & Learning to Hike Your Own Hike

Social Media & Learning to Hike Your Own Hike

We've all read the words thousands of times while perusing the various blogs put out by fellow hikers. They ring in my ears when I'm being passed by a faster person...

Jul 8, 2017 : Socked In