You can call me Samwise (or Sam). I attempted to thru-hike the PCT in 2017, but it turned into more of a LASH (long-ass section hike). I am a proud Canadian, and I revel in spending time in the woods with my partner and over-exuberant labrador mix.
We're back for a second dose of wisdom from the AT Class of 2018! As some eager 2019 NOBOs are getting their first miles under their feet, let's hear
Before you head on the trail this year, tune in for some wisdom from the class of 2018!
This is the first in a series of posts called "Wisdom from the (Recent) Past" (inspired by a post of the same name from 2018), where we'll be
There is no question that thru-hiking communities tend to be pretty homogeneous. Here are some stats from the PCT Class of 2018 (and a similar survey
Heartburn while hiking can really take it out of you. Here are some strategies to reduce heartburn so you can get back to enjoying the wilderness.
La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a 48 mile trail found in Killarney Provincial Park in Northern Ontario. Killarney Provincial Park is a gem of Ontario, and La Cloche Silhouette Trail is a fantastic way to see it first-hand. It is an incredibly beautiful area, remote enough to not be swamped with tourists, but still well-established enough for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Anyone with decent backcountry experience should be able to do this trail in 4-6 days.
The Laugavegur Trail is a 36-mile trail stretching across southern Iceland, featuring a terrain diversity similar to the PCT: desert, glaciers,
Food is one of a thru-hiker's key concerns. How much, how often, and damn it had better taste good. Backpacking meals tend to have the benefit of being more calorie dense and nutritious than instant meals and Snickers bars. I'm not bashing the latter - both have their place in my food bag. Started as a way to feed their own family during outdoor adventures, Debbie and Jeff Mullins turned their backcountry culinary skills into a family-owned and operated business, Packit Gourmet.
In 1992, as part of Canada’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the Trans Canada Trail Association was founded with the dream of connecting the
As anyone who has spent significant time on a thru-hiking trail should know, one of the most common conversation topics is about your bowel