Gear List

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

TerraFlex or TerraFlop? Well, I guess it depends on what your use will be. I've been running in the Xero Shoes TerraFlex for roughly six months now and it is...

Dec 6, 2018 : Jack Paulk
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my For...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
PCT 2018 Gear Review

PCT 2018 Gear Review

Just over a year ago, I began preparing for my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Giddy with the thought of a new and exciting adventure, all I wanted to...

Oct 18, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Seasonal Gear Swap

Seasonal Gear Swap

It’s a bit late to be writing about this, but I’ve been meaning to share what I sent home once summer descended with her heat, humidity and bugs.  My parents...

Jul 31, 2018 : Elise Wallace
My Colorado Trail Gear List 2018

My Colorado Trail Gear List 2018

My hike snuck up on me. I am in Denver and I will be hiking in less than nine hours. Since I am not the best at planning in advance,...

Jul 2, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Nineteen days until go time! I have been doing day hikes like crazy, so physically, I'm in great shape! I have 90 percent of my gear purchased and laying on...

Jun 18, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

As I lie on my sleeping pad in the backyard of a trail angel’s house in San Diego, I can’t help but feel at peace. The lead-up to this moment...

May 10, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

Six years ago I attempted a thru-hike and made it 700 miles. The night before I left for Amicalola Falls my pack sat next to my bed. I had not...

May 5, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

I'd like to talk with you about the importance of a good night's sleep. The top factor determining what kind of day I'm about to have isn't the forecast (I...

May 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
What’s in Your Pack?

What’s in Your Pack?

Who asked that? Well, nobody. Yet I feel it necessary to make my obligatory gear list post before we start hiking tomorrow. I’ve categorized the gear and given the weights...

Apr 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell