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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
Starting SOBO: How to Get to Mount Katahdin

Starting SOBO: How to Get to Mount Katahdin

You are prepped, packed, and ready to start your southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You have researched every ounce and calorie, and you know that for the next five...

Jun 29, 2017 : Emily
Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Many people wear some form of corrective lenses and if you're gonna hike 2,000+ miles ,or perhaps even a small portion of a local scenic trail, you'll want to bring...

Jun 15, 2017 : Joshua Johnson
5 Tips for Hitchhiking on the Appalachian Trail

5 Tips for Hitchhiking on the Appalachian Trail

Wagon wheel. The one song every thru-hiker has heard quite enough of already. He paints such a great picture of hitchin’ rides, making his way down the coast. I had...

Jun 13, 2017 : Kmeg
How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

I dashed down the trail trying to beat the setting sun.  My dog, No Shame was 20 feet ahead of me excited about the sudden increase in pace.  The switchbacks...

Jun 3, 2017 : Bookie