Advice

Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size representation. I was told recently, "There is a reason...

Jan 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter is not my favorite season, which is unfortunate as it lasts about nine months here in Montana. My primary activities include Netflix, complaining, and waiting for the weather to...

Jan 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Could Adrenal Fatigue be Hindering Your Physical Performance?

Could Adrenal Fatigue be Hindering Your Physical Performance?

Is your stamina and endurance suffering? Have you been getting more colds? Do you often hit a mid-afternoon slump? Do you feel anxious, down, and lack the motivation you used...

Jan 13, 2018 : Katie Gerber
You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

After I have explained that my dog Flynn and I are hiking the AT to someone new, they inevitably ask: are you bringing a weapon? When I respond with a...

Jan 12, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
Unemployed No More: Tips for Getting a Job After Your Thru-Hike

Unemployed No More: Tips for Getting a Job After Your Thru-Hike

If you’re setting out to do a thru-hike, there’s a good chance you’re giving up your job in exchange for the adventure of a lifetime. Of course not all thru-hikers...

Jan 10, 2018 : Caroline Iantosca
Inside the Mind of Courtney Dauwalter: The Record-Breaking, Tough-as-a-Tank Ultra Runner

Inside the Mind of Courtney Dauwalter: The Record-Breaking, Tough-as-a-Tank Ultra Runner

"About 12 miles from the finish, my vision starting blurring from the sides.  It was gradual at first. I thought maybe it was my contacts acting up or my headlamp...

Jan 8, 2018 : Zach
A Pre Thru-Hike To-Do List

A Pre Thru-Hike To-Do List

The months or weeks before a thru-hike seem to pass as slow as molasses.  The current state of the weather conditions outside right now do not help.  It's currently a...

Jan 7, 2018 : Dylan Niknot
6 Tips for Healthy Eating After the Trail

6 Tips for Healthy Eating After the Trail

Thru-hiking is the ultimate paradox. Walking is good for your body and our bodies are in the best shape they’ve ever been in… But typically we’re eating the poorest quality...

Jan 5, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Quick Eats and Hydration: Suggestions for Fueling on the Go

Quick Eats and Hydration: Suggestions for Fueling on the Go

Once you’ve figured out your meals, you’ll need to put some thought into what you’re consuming in between, along with ways to boost your hydration. Here are some of my...

Jan 2, 2018 : Lisa Howatt