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The Ultimate Guide to Resupply and Towns on the Arizona Trail

The Ultimate Guide to Resupply and Towns on the Arizona Trail

One of the best and simultaneously worst things about the AZT has to be the preponderance of towns along the way. Some may even hazard to say that there's an...

May 19, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
7 Ways AT Thru-Hikers Survive Rocksylvania with Their Feet Intact

7 Ways AT Thru-Hikers Survive Rocksylvania with Their Feet Intact

Rocksylvania, Bootsylvania, Painsylvania… the Appalachian Trail’s seventh northernmost state goes by many names. But with or without a snappy moniker, all AT thru-hikers know to fear the infamous

May 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
7 Tick-Borne Diseases (Besides Lyme) to Watch Out For on the AT

7 Tick-Borne Diseases (Besides Lyme) to Watch Out For on the AT

My number one fear as a thru-hiker? Ticks. Yes, really. Is it that crazy to be afraid of a many-limbed, blood-sucking monster so minuscule I might not even notice when...

May 13, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Colorado Trail Guide: Section by Section

The Colorado Trail Guide: Section by Section

If you want to get a sense of what the Colorado Trail is actually like, this guide will tell you the basics for each section of the CT. I've broken...

Apr 29, 2022 : Kelly Floro
How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

Getting to the PCT Southern Terminus from San Diego is not hard to do, either by public transit or by using established trail angels in the San Diego area.

Apr 28, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Stuck at Home? Follow These 10 Tips to Avoid Thru-Hiking FOMO

Stuck at Home? Follow These 10 Tips to Avoid Thru-Hiking FOMO

Before I sat down to write this article, I was scrolling social media and slipping into one of my dangerous wanderlust moods. This tends to happen when I start my...

Apr 27, 2022 : Katie Kommer
The Colorado Trail Guide: Essential Safety Tips for Hiking the CT

The Colorado Trail Guide: Essential Safety Tips for Hiking the CT

So, you’re hiking the Colorado Trail. You’re hyped, you're prepped, and you have a plan. That’s great! It sounds like you’re just about ready to go. All that’s left at...

Apr 22, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Thru-hiking has taught me a lot about my body, which I feel is empowering. It's shown me that we humans are amazing and capable! As I feel my body adapt...

Apr 17, 2022 : Olivia Gerstenbacher
5 Signs You’re Pushing Too Hard at the Start of Your Thru-Hike

5 Signs You’re Pushing Too Hard at the Start of Your Thru-Hike

When I started my first thru-hike, I was dying to crank big miles from day one. I'd spent years planning for my hike. So when I got to the trail,...

Apr 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Colorado Trail Guide: Resupply and Towns on the Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail Guide: Resupply and Towns on the Colorado Trail

So much of the planning for a thru-hike revolves around resupply and towns. Town is where everything gets complicated. How will you get there? Where will you resupply? Should you...

Apr 13, 2022 : Kelly Floro