Maggie Slepian

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

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

I switched to the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 this season after using the Copper Spur Platinum as my semi-freestanding tent for the past few years.

Aug 12, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

You might know the name Jeff "Legend" Garmire from another 2019 Fastest Known Time (FKT) or two. Garmire has set three FKTs on three separate trails

Jul 26, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
2020 PCT Permit Application Dates Announced

2020 PCT Permit Application Dates Announced

Hikers planning a 2020 PCT thru-hike starting at the Mexico border will be able to apply for their permit on Oct. 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. PT.

Jul 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
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, accused of fatally stabbing Robert Sanchez and injuring another hiker on the Appalachian Trail on May 11, has been deemed

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 reports on the consequences of climate change get increasingly dire. At this

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 One person has been pronounced dead, and another injured in the attack reported yesterday in the southern Virginia

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

Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail

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