Essential Gear for a 4,400-Mile Thru-Hike

Embarking on a thru-hike is no small feat. While the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail have secured their place as two of the most popular long-distance trails in the United States, there’s an emerging underdog in the realm of long-distance hiking: the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT).

What is the Eastern Continental Trail?

The Eastern Continental Trail is a diverse and challenging long-distance hiking trail that stretches across the eastern United States. Spanning approximately 5,000 miles, the ECT links several existing trails, including the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, and the International Appalachian Trail. It weaves through a remarkable variety of landscapes, from the rugged mountains to the sandy shores, offering an unforgettable adventure for those seeking the ultimate hiking experience.

The Insider’s Guide to ECT Success

But what does it take to get through a 4,400-mile hike? Owen, AKA At Home, has the answers! In The Trek’s most recent YouTube video, Owen takes us through a comprehensive breakdown of the gear he used for his 4,400-mile hike along ECT.

Owen’s first-hand experience and practical advice make this a must-watch for anyone planning to undertake the Eastern Continental Trail or any long-distance hike.

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