Sarah Wolfson

2021 AT thru-hike attempt is a go! Catch me singing, sweating, and crying on the trails. I'll be somewhere between Georgia and Maine if you're looking for me.

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9 of My Biggest Appalachian Trail Regrets

9 of My Biggest Appalachian Trail Regrets

I absolutely loved my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It was a challenging, rewarding, and above all fun experience that I feel very lucky to have had.

Feb 8, 2022 : Sarah Wolfson
Nathan Tempo Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Shirt Review

Nathan Tempo Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Shirt Review

I was lucky to add the Nathan Tempo Quarter Zip Long Sleeve Shirt to my wardrobe this winter. As the weather’s been getting colder, this quarter-zip

Dec 31, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
15 Things 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

15 Things 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

Thru-hiking the AT is a challenging experience, but there are things you can do to make it a bit easier. It’s important to plan ahead before stepping

Dec 20, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

My first step, and arguably the hardest one, was accepting that my depression would follow me on my hike. It was so tempting to believe that all my problems would magically disappear when I entered the wilderness, but that’s just not how mental illness works. My depression is a chronic illness, and location and environment will never eradicate it. Accepting that even being outdoors and exercising all day every day wouldn’t “cure” my depression helped me prepare for when I did have depressive moments.

Nov 1, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

I recently had the chance to try out a few pairs of Swiftwick Pursuit Hike socks. With a crew-length cuff and varying cushion options, the new design

Apr 13, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

New Documentary: Nikola Horvat’s “Croatian Long Distance Trail”

Nikola Horvat opens his new documentary, Croatian Long Distance Trail, with the explanation “I move to get others moving.” This documentary is driven

Feb 24, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
Top Backpacker Radio Episodes of 2020

Top Backpacker Radio Episodes of 2020

This has been one insane and difficult year. Everyone's lives have been turned upside down, and normalcy has flown out the window without so much as

Dec 28, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson
My Favorite Gear for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

My Favorite Gear for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Last week we reviewed Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen’s biggest gear regrets from her 2018 Appalachian Thru-Hike. Now that you know what not to bring on the

Dec 18, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson
My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

Personally, I don’t subscribe to the belief that I need to admit when I’m “wrong” or “make mistakes.” But fortunately for us, Saoirse “Story”

Dec 10, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson
How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

So, you're off to hike the Appalachian Trail. You've bought your gear and prepped your pack with advice from gear experts and hiker pros. But how to

Nov 16, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson