Maggie Slepian

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

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576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

New Hampshire's White Mountains are home some of the most challenging and beautiful trails in the country. The trails are often little more than

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: My Trail Co UL Tent 2

Gear Review: My Trail Co UL Tent 2

Despite our bewildered expressions, tent assembly is fast and intuitive, with a lower horizontal spreader and a hooped front end

Jun 27, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System

Gear Review: ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System

Overview: Much like buying a freestanding tent, the SubLink system takes the guesswork out of shopping for a hammock setup. It's all here:

Jun 15, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Thru-Hiker’s Favorite Appalachian Trail Towns

Thru-Hiker’s Favorite Appalachian Trail Towns

Trail towns are a real richness for this particular trail. -Brian (Gadget) Lewis, NOBO 2010 Seeing a town coming up in the guidebook can make even

Jun 4, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

Nearly 400 miles into their Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Bekah and Derrick Quirin pack up camp and start the day. The tent gets broken down,

Apr 23, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

"Happiness is the key to staying in good health. If you aren't happy with what you're doing, age will catch up to you. You'll really feel your age."

Mar 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
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
Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Thru-hikers will use trekking poles to smash open discarded cans of fruit cocktail without a second thought, so it goes without saying that one of

Mar 23, 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