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Why I am Not Ultralight

Why I am Not Ultralight

To go ultralight or not, is that the question? Today, the debate seems over: why carry more when you can carry less and increase the enjoyment of

Mar 11, 2018 : Guest Post
How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of Aaron Sidder, Editor in Chief of Afield Trails. Afield Trails develops mobile apps for hikers to help them

Feb 28, 2018 : Guest Post
Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of John Desilets. If you have a story to contribute, submit it The world is full of people with stories

Jan 11, 2018 : Guest Post
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

Nov 16, 2017 : Guest Post
Ultralight for Under $1,000

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively

Nov 13, 2017 : Guest Post
Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

The following is a guest post courtesy of Erik Schlimmer, a Founding Member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route. Have a story to share? Submit

Oct 2, 2017 : Guest Post
He’s Fine and so am I: Perspective of the Spouse Left At Home

He’s Fine and so am I: Perspective of the Spouse Left At Home

The following is a guest post courtesy of Jessie Wild. Have a story to share? Submit it Having said that, I always suspected that one day a big

Jul 17, 2017 : Guest Post
2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

The following is a guest post which originally appeared on the 1. Don't be limited by food How long is Mammoth to Sonora? 110-ish miles, right?

Jun 21, 2017 : Guest Post
The Trail Karma Initiative: Give More, Get More

The Trail Karma Initiative: Give More, Get More

The following post is courtesy of the here.  The principle of karma says that life revolves around a system of cause and effect. If one

Mar 29, 2017 : Guest Post
Help The Hiker Yearbook Win a Small-Business Grant!

Help The Hiker Yearbook Win a Small-Business Grant!

"I've seen a lot of books on the Appalachian Trail. Finally, somebody got it right. It's about the people" - Hiker Alumni, Class of

Mar 27, 2017 : Guest Post