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Why Do You Hike? | Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews from Trail Days 2019

Why Do You Hike? | Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews from Trail Days 2019

“Why do you hike?” is a question that most thru-hikers get asked. Understanding the "why" can give hikers a sense of purpose and can serves as motivation to start the...

Jun 6, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
What’s Your Trail Name? | Thru-Hiker Interviews at Trail Days 2019

What’s Your Trail Name? | Thru-Hiker Interviews at Trail Days 2019

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This Shakespearean quote may be true for Romeo and Juliet, but when...

Jun 3, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Becca (Little Skittle’s) PCT Video Updates 1-3

Becca (Little Skittle’s) PCT Video Updates 1-3

Little Skittle's PCT Hiker Intro and Gear List Basic Gear Overview Sea-to-Summit Pillow Granite Gear Crown 60 Buff OR Puffy Jacket Mountain Hardwear Rain Jacket Garmin InReach Lone Peak

Apr 12, 2019 : Becca
Mike & Kathy 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Vlog #3 (Kathy’s Clothes Review Gone Bad)

Mike & Kathy 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Vlog #3 (Kathy’s Clothes Review Gone Bad)

In my newest video, I (Kathy!) provide more information about some must-have sleep system items and  clothing I'm taking with me to start the AT. Watch the full video for...

Feb 26, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Pacific Crest Trail Hike in 20 Minutes [Video]

Pacific Crest Trail Hike in 20 Minutes [Video]

It's been a minute (or a few months) since I've shared any Pacific Crest Trail-related updates here. While my remaining blog posts await to be polished due to general procrastination,...

Feb 24, 2019 : Lindsey Gordon
Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Are you just beginning your PCT thru-hike gear essentials research? Are you putting finishing touches on your carefully cultivated set of gear? Maybe you're a gear junkie who just likes...

Feb 15, 2019 : Devin Holmes
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.  This is not the case....

Dec 17, 2018 : The Editors
Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Looking for ideas on how to reduce your pack weight? We grabbed the Real Hiking Viking to get his advice and tips for lightening your pack weight, specifically for three-season...

Dec 7, 2018 : The Editors
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Going into a thru-hike with no prior long-distance hiking experience means there are a lot of unknowns. From how much food to bring  to whether to buy all your shoes...

Dec 6, 2018 : The Editors
Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

In this video, Dawn and I give the new Sawyer Micro Squeeze and the original Sawyer Squeeze an out-of-the-box test run, and compare the two in size, flow rate, and package inclusion....

Nov 20, 2018 : Maggie Slepian