Advice

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

One of the most common questions I see from those planning a thru-hike is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, costs vary widely from person to person so there is...

Oct 17, 2017 : Megan McGowan
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

L​et's stop sugarcoating this and say it like it is: injuries suck. Whether you're suffering from a minor sprain or a torn ACL, recovery time can seem to drag on....

Oct 11, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

10 Tips for Better Hammock Camping

In order to enjoy all hammock camping experiences it is necessary meet three goals. These three goals are stay dry, stay warm, and stay comfortable. The tips below will help...

Oct 11, 2017 : Chris Guynn
The Do’s and Dont’s of Hiking Etiquette

The Do’s and Dont’s of Hiking Etiquette

Hike your own Hike—commonly referenced as HYOH—is a mantra that is impossible to avoid if you're reading anything about a thru-hike. With a meaning quite literal to its phrase, the purpose of HYOH is

Sep 14, 2017 : Emily
Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
Why Every Hiker Should Take A Wilderness First Aid C​ourse

Why Every Hiker Should Take A Wilderness First Aid C​ourse

For most ultralight hikers, first aid kits are pretty minimal – often containing nothing more than a few bandaids, a couple doses of vitamin-I, a pair of tweezers, and maybe...

Aug 24, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner

5 Tips for Thru-Hiking with a Partner

You might think from reading most of the information available on the internet that there are no couples thru-hiking, and that hiking with a partner is an all around bad...

Aug 21, 2017 : Megan McGowan
Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

My first thru-hike was a NOBO attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I had planned for what I thought was everything—except for taking rest days. At the time,...

Aug 8, 2017 : Amy