James Cape

My name is James - I grew up in Wisconsin, and now I live in Denver, CO working as an engineer. In 2015, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail as Autodraft.

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Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Waynesboro, VA

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Waynesboro, VA

Featured Image Photo Via Hannah Comer (Instagram: Photo by Overview Stanimal's 328 Hostel is hiker-run and has everything, including laundry and

May 21, 2017 : James Cape
Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

Disclosure: the following product was donated for the purpose of review. My last couple weeks have been a mixture of skiing, hiking, and...

Apr 3, 2017 : James Cape
Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Manchester Center, VT

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Manchester Center, VT

The Trail Town Spotlight series continues with Manchester Center, Vermont! This quaint hub sits off of Mile 1,651 going northbound. Approximate

Jan 16, 2017 : James Cape
The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

What is the deal with bear bags? Which type should I use, or should I use a canister? Once I have one, what do I do with

Dec 9, 2016 : James Cape
Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Atkins, VA

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Atkins, VA

As part of my Trail Town Spotlight series, I'd like to start with Atkins, VA at mile 543 on the Appalachian Trail going northbound. Approximate

Nov 4, 2016 : James Cape
Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

I recently put the Down (1.1 oz or 31 g fill weight) Fabric: 7-denier Plasma 1000 Down Jacket. In the race to cut grams, 1000-fill down

Oct 21, 2016 : James Cape
The Art of the Post-Hike Thank You Card

The Art of the Post-Hike Thank You Card

If you ever benefited from the kindness of others, hopefully you wrote a thank you note in return. I am probably the worst at this, but it was easy

Sep 16, 2016 : James Cape
10 Ways Super Glue Can Save Your Hike

10 Ways Super Glue Can Save Your Hike

Krazy Glue, Gorilla Glue, Loctite Glue. What do these and all their competitors have in common? They can all have a major positive impact on your

Sep 1, 2016 : James Cape
Q&A: Running and Long Distance Hiking

Q&A: Running and Long Distance Hiking

August is upon us and people are finishing their 2016 hikes. After months of thought and preparation before and along the trail, the end almost

Aug 22, 2016 : James Cape
Our Own, Personal Hardest Sections on the AT

Our Own, Personal Hardest Sections on the AT

Pennsylvania rocks. White Mountains of New Hampshire. Southern Maine. The Virginia Blues. The climb out of the NOC. Overcoming blisters the

Aug 5, 2016 : James Cape