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How to Conquer 30-Mile Days Regardless of Hiking Speed

How to Conquer 30-Mile Days Regardless of Hiking Speed

Unless you are a marathon runner, the concept of hiking 30 miles in a day sounds insane. That is, until you do it and realize that it is still insane,...

Jan 23, 2019 : Jenna Oppenheimer
Northbound, Southbound, Flip-Flop: The Basics of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiking Routes

Northbound, Southbound, Flip-Flop: The Basics of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiking Routes

One of the most important decisions thru-hikers need to make before starting their adventure is what Appalachian Trail thru-hiking route they want to take. This decision can majorly affect the

Jan 21, 2019 : The Editors
Pacific Crest Trail Gear: Let’s Get Back to the Basics

Pacific Crest Trail Gear: Let’s Get Back to the Basics

On the PCT, the odds are against you succeeding. Estimates say that between 50-60% fall short of their goal of completing the entire trail. There are a lot of aspects...

Jan 17, 2019 : The Editors
Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

The numbers are daunting. About 70 percent of AT thru-hikers are men. Mostly twentysomething men. They dominate the shelters, the trail, the culture. For men and women, hiking more than...

Jan 15, 2019 : The Editors
A Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking Gear

A Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking Gear

Regardless of whether you're a day hiker or a thru-hiker, finding the right gear is imperative to a successful, and fun hike. Over the past three years hiking solo I've...

Jan 3, 2019 : Socked In
How to Get Started Hiking New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers

How to Get Started Hiking New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers

A new year means new challenges, both physical and mental. As a New Hampshire resident and self-proclaimed hike-a-holic, there is nothing more exciting than starting off the new year with...

Dec 30, 2018 : Socked In
From Source to Sea: A Hiker’s Guide to Long-Distance Paddling

From Source to Sea: A Hiker’s Guide to Long-Distance Paddling

When I thru-hike long-distance paths, I almost always experience solitude, beauty, and challenge, the three things that have me returning to the wilderness year after year.  But everything—even

Dec 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

Before I started my thru-hike last April, the issue of resupplying along the trail made me a little anxious. Where would I shop? Would it be expensive? Were there enough...

Dec 22, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Winter Peak Bagging Tips for People Who Hate Winter

Winter Peak Bagging Tips for People Who Hate Winter

Another year, another trip to New Hampshire to visit family. Once again, I find myself voluntarily heading to the mountains with my father and his hiking buddies as I inch...

Dec 21, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Watch This Before You Decide to Thru-Hike

Watch This Before You Decide to Thru-Hike

If you were to get your education on thru-hiking from Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube, you might come away thinking that it was a half-year vacation.  Zach "Badger" Davis's 2017 SOBO...

Dec 17, 2018 : The Editors