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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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
Gear Review: Native Eyewear Penrose Sunglasses

Gear Review: Native Eyewear Penrose Sunglasses

To all of my narrow-faced friends out there: tired of your sunglasses sticking out from your face like a cartoon character? The lifetime

Apr 25, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: CW-X Revolution Tights & Versatx Running Bra

Gear Review: CW-X Revolution Tights & Versatx Running Bra

CW-X Versatx Running Bra MSRP: $55 Things that are not fun: descending a hill/mountain/anywhere, and having your ample chest hit you in the

Apr 16, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
10 Sort-Of Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Bad Days on the Trail

10 Sort-Of Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Bad Days on the Trail

Everyone has bad days on the trail—some people more than others. Collectively, Rocky and I had around 600 miles of bad days between us. Unless you

Apr 4, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

We’ve published a lot of posts on AppTrials about how to save money before your hike. It's true that starting with a Ziploc full of $$$ is a great

Feb 27, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

Three-Ingredient Backpacking Meals

...For When You Hate Everything in Your Food Bag The first few hundred miles of your hike will be a blissful, face-stuffing party of Snickers and

Jan 31, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Looking Back: 8 Events that Shook the AT in 2015

Looking Back: 8 Events that Shook the AT in 2015

2015 was undoubtedly a landmark year for the Appalachian Trail.  Here are the eight biggest news stories from the Trail this year. 1)  The AT

Dec 28, 2015 : Maggie Slepian
Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

If I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning individual gazed at Rocky and I, saying: “If you two survived the Appalachian Trail, you can survive

Dec 6, 2015 : Maggie Slepian