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Albania from North to South

Albania from North to South

Albania was a big question mark on our itinerary. Under a communist dictatorship until the end of the 1980s, the country was one of the most closed off in the...

Nov 18, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Flame UL Women’s 15-Degree Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Flame UL Women’s 15-Degree Sleeping Bag

The Sea to Summit / Flame UL Women's (15°) is a warm, ultralight mummy bag. There are no unnecessary features like mat attachments or extra zippers. Instead, it is made...

Nov 18, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

My pack was too heavy. My midsection was too puffy. But what happens when the heaviest thing you're carrying with you on a thru-hike is your pride?

Nov 18, 2019 : Sarah Rogers
Wetfoot & Arry, Vol. 23, Days 52 & 53: Rock Gardens and Pizza

Wetfoot & Arry, Vol. 23, Days 52 & 53: Rock Gardens and Pizza

Day 52: 14.5 miles It rained tonight. I wasn't expecting that. But it's ok. I can't believe how fast we are cruising through Vermont. 15 mile days seem to take...

Nov 18, 2019 : Katherine Boy
The Thru-Hiker’s Sustainable Shopping Gift Guide 2019

The Thru-Hiker’s Sustainable Shopping Gift Guide 2019

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI Each year we see an increased focus on sustainability through material sourcing, streamlining the manufacturing process, and political

Nov 17, 2019 : Sponsored Post
In the End, It Was All About the People

In the End, It Was All About the People

I've been wanting to do a final summary post about my hike for a while. However, I've been unable to think of a way to summarise it. I tried to...

Nov 17, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
14 States in 14 Weeks

14 States in 14 Weeks

Thru-hiking the Appalachian trail is a slightly insane challenge to take on for anyone. Going solo on this journey is another challenge for me. Now I am faced with a...

Nov 15, 2019 : Angela
Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

If I had to describe my PCT experience in one word, I'd probably say humbling. I wouldn't say I went in overly cocky or arrogant, but I certainly didn't come...

Nov 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

On my 2019 Appalachian thru-hike, I had a mix of thrifted, hand-me-down, and new (mid-range) gear. The choices were dependent on size, style, and whether or not I was willing...

Nov 7, 2019 : Katharine “Manhattan” Rudzitis
The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

We've established the best thru-hiking homes (tents!), how to carry them (packs!) and now it's time to choose your bed (sleeping bag) for the next five to six months of...

Nov 6, 2019 : Maggie Slepian