I'm a triple crowner (PCT 2016, CDT 2017, AT 2018) with over two decades of backpacking experience. On trail, I go by Fun Size. In 2019, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail with Chester the nine pound dog, and I'm planning on thru-hiking the Great Divide Trail in 2021. You can read more of my writing at www.funsizehikes.com
If you’ve been on any long trail lately, you’ve seen hikers wearing trendy sun hoodies. These long sleeved garments are replacing Hawaiin shirts and collared button up shirts as the thru-hiker’s shirt of choice. Are you ready to make the switch and try out a sun hoodie?
These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.
The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 is a thru-hiker favorite. This semi-freestanding tent is light weight, easy to pitch, and manufactured with sustainability in mind. But can you really fit two people in it?
Are you about to start a thru-hike? Terrified that you’re underprepared? Worried that you don’t know every single town stop, or where you’re camping every night for the first month? Let’s talk about just how much you should really plan out your hike.
Starting your AT thru-hike in February is a unique, incredible experience. However, you are likely to encounter plenty of winter weather, which can
Every hopeful thru-hiker learns how to pop blisters and deal with basic medical emergencies before a thru-hike. But what do you do when it’s your gear that breaks?
Is the Great Divide Trail on your thru-hike bucket list yet? If not, it’s time to add this stunning Canadian hike.
If you’re looking for the most comfortable headlamp on the market, the BioLite 330 is the light of your dreams.
At just 1lb 1.8oz, the Sea to Summit Flame FMII sleeping bag provides exceptional warmth to weight ratio.
Choosing when to start a trail can make or break your thru-hike. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you on the best time to start your hike.