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Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Justin “Jupiter” Cummins | May 1st–Sep 14th NOBO. /embed] "the four M's definitely worked at any low point in morale or before a big climb, Music, Meds (ibuprofen), Mio (caffeine),...

Apr 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

The last trail we are going to address on this Wisdom from the 2018 Thru-Hikers series is the epic, infamous CDT. The CDT tends to be less trafficked and less...

Apr 3, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Backpacker Radio #33: Andrew Skurka and Second Chance Hiker

Backpacker Radio #33: Andrew Skurka and Second Chance Hiker

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by adventuring legend, author, blogger, and backcountry guide Andrew Skurka.  This is a very meaty show; we...

Mar 28, 2019 : Zach
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
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

I’d say we’re all pretty lucky. We’re lucky to be hiking in a time when there are comprehensive and yearly updated guidebooks, water reports, and GPS apps at our fingertips,...

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you may imagine, their responses...

Mar 14, 2019 : Zach
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
Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Preparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience.  When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upward of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does...

Feb 20, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

We're back!  After a few month-long hiatus, Trail Correspondents is storming back into your world like a phoenix rising from the ashes. As you likely already know, last year the...

Feb 8, 2019 : Devin Holmes