Advice

Friday Five:  5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Friday Five: 5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Getting over my Planning Fatigue I went into a bit of a slump over the holidays as far as planning

Jan 20th : Deane Giordano
How To Suffer Less During Your Next Winter Hike

How To Suffer Less During Your Next Winter Hike

When the temperature starts to drop and the ground begins to get covered in snow, many trails sudden

Jan 18th : Colleen Goldhorn
A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

I’m 15 weeks out from stepping on the trail and getting serious about my training plan. I’d been st

Jan 17th : Deane Giordano
The Single Thing I Wish I’d Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me

The Single Thing I Wish I’d Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me

One evening, damp and full of anguish, I arrive at a shelter and basically fall apart. I can't belie

Jan 17th : Notebook
How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple

How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple

For eight years I dreamt about my solo thru-hike of the PCT. I lost myself in thoughts of trail life

Jan 16th : Andy Dischekenyan
3 Superhero Hacks for Enduring Cold Weather

3 Superhero Hacks for Enduring Cold Weather

Is Old Man Winter your arch nemesis? When he arrives to your tent fly, do you try to shoo him off in

Jan 14th : Aria Zoner
Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

I see a lot of "articles" floating around the web with titles like: Top 10 Breeds of Hiking Dogs, or

Jan 11th : Tinkerbell
The Tao of the Trail 2: Become Small

The Tao of the Trail 2: Become Small

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text, allegedly written by the sage Lao Tzu, around the 6th c

Jan 11th : Connor Adams
6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

We’re riding out the gray and gloomy days of winter, and sunshine and hiking season seem all too far

Jan 10th : Chuck McKeever
How to Get To Springer Mountain

How to Get To Springer Mountain

"Where’s Springer Mountain? You mean the Southern Terminus of the AT? That’s easy… it’s in Georgia.

Jan 10th : Maggie Slepian