Caet Cash

I hiked solo from Maine to Georgia in 2014 and from Denver to Durango in 2015. I continue to log miles and slay summits in Asheville North Carolina. Come take a hike with me at Blue Ridge Hiking Company!

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How Down Insulation Works

How Down Insulation Works

Down is a remarkable insulator. Not only do these tiny feathers have an incredible warmth to weight ratio, but they also pack super small and loft

Feb 9, 2016 : Caet Cash
Exploring the Carolinas’ Foothills Trail

Exploring the Carolinas’ Foothills Trail

The Blue Ridge Mountains are well known for their three hundred sixty degree views from their bare summits. But while the Blue Ridge Mountain Balds

Jan 26, 2016 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

I knew one thing about Merino wool before testing Image Courtesy of Icebreaker Elevation rising from 2200 to 6000 feet atop North Carolina's

Jan 18, 2016 : Caet Cash
The Parent’s and Partner’s Appalachian Trail Guide

The Parent’s and Partner’s Appalachian Trail Guide

There are tons of guides for potential Appalachian Trail Thru hikers - AWOL's Guide, the Databook, our very own this, "While more than half of all

Jan 12, 2016 : Caet Cash
Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

The Triple Crown The oldest of them all, the green tunnel blazed by white, the Appalachian Trail.   The Pacific Crest trail, where the

Jan 4, 2016 : Caet Cash
Exploring North Carolina’s Black Mountain Crest Trail

Exploring North Carolina’s Black Mountain Crest Trail

The Black Mountain Crest Trail is renowned as the toughest trail on the East Coast. Why? In summary: Seven six thousand foot peaks in just

Dec 30, 2015 : Caet Cash
Speed Hiking and Fast Packing

Speed Hiking and Fast Packing

From July 1st, 2014 to August 1st 2014 I walked from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 332.9 miles. The date sticks in my

Dec 15, 2015 : Caet Cash
Bargain Backpacker’s Buying Guide

Bargain Backpacker’s Buying Guide

Spend Less. Get More. Before hikers even hit the trail - before they struggle to traverse endless ridges and ranges, fight blistering heat and

Dec 8, 2015 : Caet Cash
Peak Bagging the Appalachian Trail

Peak Bagging the Appalachian Trail

The term Peak Bagging may bring to mind technical climbing of the 8000 meter Himalayas or crawling across Capitol Peak's 14,000 foot Class IV ridges.

Nov 30, 2015 : Caet Cash
Everything You Can Do with Oven Bags – Except Cook A Turkey

Everything You Can Do with Oven Bags – Except Cook A Turkey

Hikers are a resourceful bunch. We use trash compactor bags as pack liners and ladies trouser socks as liner socks. Hikers are always looking at

Nov 24, 2015 : Caet Cash