Don't ever thru-hike; you'll lose any sense of purpose or hope for a relatively normal life you once had. All of your money will magically disappear from your bank account. For some reason I hiked all three triple crown trails. I didn't find myself, and now I have this grotesque disease where I need to hike far and as often as my wallet will let me (preferably in a state of dehydration, hunger, and malaise). If there's anything redeeming about me, it's that I gave 900 hours of my time to maintaining the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I would definitely do it again. So, at least I'll basically work for free (and enjoy it).
Anyone who thru-hikes can probably regurgitate information about their favorite food locations along the trail. Thru-hikes are, in their purest
Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of
Do you like to hike? Consider giving back to the trail through volunteer work. Here are some reasons why, and places to get started.
On my first thru-hike, I came across an individual with a peculiar way of eating their food - with no stove. No cannister fuel, no denatured alcohol,
Famously, the Appalachian Trail has owned the term the "Green Tunnel" for it endless walks through lush green forests. And it certainly has a right
"Hike your own hike". For such a common phrase to throw around, it's not as simple as its made out to be. Especially for an excruciatingly indecisive
For this article, I will avoid any comparisons with the intent to declare a "better" trail. Those grow tiresome to me. Instead, I'd like to share
*This product was not donated for review. After scouring the market for a new down jacket, I finally landed on a gem that I couldn't get out of my
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