Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Writing clips and contact info at maggieslepian.com

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Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

(Updated 6 p.m. MT, March 31) Thru-hikers with long-distance permits "can no longer complete a thru-hike due to public land and facility closures,"

Mar 31, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
A List of Appalachian Trail Shuttles Available to Help Hikers Get off the Trail

A List of Appalachian Trail Shuttles Available to Help Hikers Get off the Trail

In light of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, we've compiled a list of shuttle drivers and services that are still available to assist Appalachian

Mar 30, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Updates on Appalachian Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

Updates on Appalachian Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 6:30 a.m. MT, April 1) The National Park Service has closed all overnight shelters and privies on land administered by the Appalachian

Mar 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

Time flies when you're (not really) having fun. Three days ago I posted the rest of my gear for the PCT. Two days ago I made a plan to send extra

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

In the grand scheme of people, events, and industries impacted by the coronavirus, a thru-hike falls somewhere in the middle. It's a huge commitment

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear: The Rest of the Stuff

Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear: The Rest of the Stuff

In the interest of procrastinating several long-term projects and avoiding cleaning my house, here is a (mostly) comprehensive look at the rest of

Mar 13, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Main Differences Planning My First Vs. Second Thru-Hike

Main Differences Planning My First Vs. Second Thru-Hike

Sometimes I forget I'm leaving for the PCT in two months. A friend will offer ticket to a concert in July, or throw around plans for a May climbing

Feb 21, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear List: Big Three

Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear List: Big Three

Hi guys. Maggie here, Managing Editor of this site, finally ready to hike the PCT. Five years go by fast—at this time in 2015, I was putting the

Feb 6, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020? Don’t Forget to Register Your Hike!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020? Don’t Forget to Register Your Hike!

Attention all aspiring 2020 thru-hikers—don't forget to register your thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form, which includes

Dec 23, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

We've established the best thru-hiking homes (tents!), how to carry them (packs!) and now it's time to choose your bed (sleeping bag) for the next

Nov 6, 2019 : Maggie Slepian