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The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert...

Dec 15, 2017 : Alexandria Cremer
Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News and Q&A with SockedIn

Breaking the News How do you go about telling your family that you want to live in the woods and walk 273+ miles from Massachusetts to Canada?  There's no easy...

Apr 2, 2017 : Socked In
Four-week FAQs

Four-week FAQs

Four weeks from today, I probably won’t be able to sleep. I’ll put all my gear together in my pack and get ready to check it at the airport. I’ll...

Feb 8, 2017 : Hannah Bosel
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 Which Dog Breed Makes the Best Hiking Dog?  These headlines always make...

Jan 11, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

Maybe you are sick of answering the same questions over and over again to the folks at home. Maybe you want to know for yourself, and don’t want to read...

Dec 13, 2016 : Stubbs
Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Sandy B. writes... Q: How old was the oldest male through hiker? A: This is a fairly common question, and I think the uncertainty stems from confusing Google results (see below)....

Apr 19, 2016 : Zach
6 Ways To Get Great Photos On Your Next Hike

6 Ways To Get Great Photos On Your Next Hike

T-minus: 146 days One of the main guidelines of 5. Use the Rule of Thirds The Rule of Thirds simply states that images are more appealing to the eye when the interesting content...

Dec 15, 2015 : Colleen Goldhorn
What is Wrong With You…?

What is Wrong With You…?

Is the question my close friends and family are thinking when I tell them of my plan to hike the Appalachian Trail next year... What comes out in reality though are logical...

Oct 20, 2015 : Tiffany Taylor Korrigan
Frequently Asked Questions About an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Frequently Asked Questions About an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

The same questions come up time and time again when people hear that I plan on hiking the Appalachian Trail. I thought it would be good to get an FAQ started...

Sep 7, 2015 : Vinny Tagliatela
The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

I just ran out of deodorant and I have have 4 days before leaving for Baxter State park to start my southbound hike. My mind has been a mess of...

Jul 16, 2015 : Thomas Vernali