Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Debating between having a real life or giving up and hiking the PCT.

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Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Hello again! It's time for our fourth and final installment of our series from the Most Difficult sections overlapped with these ones, and there were

Mar 24, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Least Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Least Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

We were going to call this Worst Sections on the Appalachian Trail, but that didn't seem fair. These sections have their merits... those merits might

Mar 15, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Easiest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Easiest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Last week, we highlighted the 2016 thru-hiker survey. These sections boast rolling hills, smooth trail, farms, and at least in the 100 Mile

Mar 8, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has a lot of ups and downs... some sections more than others. We Distance Just over 100 miles long Location and

Mar 1, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Sneak Peek: 2016 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Stats

Sneak Peek: 2016 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Stats

There was a lot of talk this time last year about what to expect from a record-breaking 2016 season. Thanks to an onslaught of sustainability

Jan 30, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Osprey Exos. Durability: Structurally, this thing is a beast. It feels as solid as the day I got it, without any sagging or pinch points. The

Jan 19, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
How to Get To Springer Mountain

How to Get To Springer Mountain

"Where’s Springer Mountain? You mean the Southern Terminus of the AT? That’s easy… it’s in Georgia. In the woods. Actually wait I don’t know.” Sound

Jan 10, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
10 Things You’re Probably Stressing About But Shouldn’t Be

10 Things You’re Probably Stressing About But Shouldn’t Be

We can be honest here. If you're attempting a 2017 thru-hike, it's all you're thinking about right now. And scrambled with the excitement and

Dec 10, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
In Defense of Car Camping

In Defense of Car Camping

Car camping gets a bad rap. It's fluffy, too comfortable, lazy. You're not really camping unless you suffered to get there. Until recently, I was of

Aug 21, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Top 5 Regrets and Non-Regrets of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Top 5 Regrets and Non-Regrets of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

As of this week, Rocky and I are one year removed from our completion of the Appalachian Trail. I think about it frequently, and both with a fond

Aug 9, 2016 : Maggie Slepian