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The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

Planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? The CDT is an underrated gem of a trail. There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part,...

Mar 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

Starting the CDT can be a little more complicated than the PCT or the AT, starting with the fact that there are actually three potential starting points.  Generally speaking, though,...

Mar 27, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

So, you’re planning to head out on trail for a long walk. Maybe even a thru-hike of one of the Triple Crown trails — the Pacific Crest Trail, and Image...

Feb 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

These hikers have over 30,000 combined miles between them, but they were all beginners once. Here's their advice for beginner backpackers, and anyone looking to get out into the backcountry...

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. As I gear up to get back on the PCT this year,...

Jul 28, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

You may see them infrequently. You may wonder at their skill or endurance.  If you’re the average AT thru-hiker—young and male—you may worry about their safety and health. Don’t. Women...

Jul 26, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Some backpackers like to keep things organized with backpacking checklists. There are many helpful trail, resupply, and even

Dec 26, 2016 : Caet Cash