Maggie Slepian

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

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James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

30-year-old James Jordan, Image

Jul 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as US produced 6,457 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, and US manufacturing is

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Dressing for a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike is deceptively simple, but actually takes a lot of strategizing. You have limited capacity for

Jun 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

Slain Hiker Identified, Details Emerge About Appalachian Trail Attack

43-year-old Ronald Sanchez was stabbed to death in the early-morning hours of Saturday, May 11th. The accused is 30-year-old James Jordan. Jordan is

May 15, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

[Update] One Person Dead Following Attack on Appalachian Trail, Suspect in Custody

Updated May 12, 12:21pm EST via wjhl related to a previous incident, but no suspects have been officially named. Hikers alerted each other

May 11, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania—somewhat affectionately known as "Rocksylvania" amongst AT hikers—represents 229 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  The state falls at the

May 7, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

We'll be the first ones to say it: with few exceptions, it's not really necessary to send mail drops on the Appalachian Trail. Thru-hikers have the

Apr 17, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm is Therm-a-Rest's warmest model in their wildly popular NeoAir sleeping pad line, which includes the NeoAir XLite and

Apr 15, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Oberon Zero-Degree Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Oberon Zero-Degree Sleeping Bag

The Therm-a-Rest Oberon At-a-Glance like this one. Once removed from the stuff sack, it lofted beautifully with a few shakes. Durability and

Apr 11, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Altra Lone Peak 4 RSM

Gear Review: Altra Lone Peak 4 RSM

We have a few seasons in Montana: First Snow, Winter Mud, Snow II, False Spring, Second Winter, Real Spring, Big Mud, and Summer. And back to the

Mar 27, 2019 : Maggie Slepian