CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

CDT Gear List, Part 5: Clothing and Complete List

If you've read the previous posts in this CDT gear series, you know we're down to the final one. I'm going to go over what clothes I'm bringing, and wrap...

Jan 20, 2019 : Emma
My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

Over the last year I have slowly been fine-tuning and testing my gear, trading in older heavier stuff for newer, more durable and lighter equipment (thank you, REI garage and...

Jan 20, 2019 : David
CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics and Snow Gear

CDT Gear List, Part 4: Electronics and Snow Gear

In this fourth post in the series on gear I'll be bringing for my CDT thru-hike, I'll get into electronics, miscellaneous, cold weather gear, and snow gear. If you've missed...

Jan 19, 2019 : Emma
Setting Out on My Rite of Passage

Setting Out on My Rite of Passage

I've known about the Appalachian Trail for a couple of years. I knew that it was very long and that crazy people sometimes would walk the whole trail in one...

Jan 19, 2019 : Camilla Krag Jensen
Snowy Shakedown – How My Shakedown Humbled Me.

Snowy Shakedown – How My Shakedown Humbled Me.

My shakedown, although helping me build confidence in myself for my upcoming AT thru-hike, knocked me down a peg or three. (Don't worry the under-eye bags are Gossamer Gear)This was...

Jan 19, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
No Job, No Bed, No Problems. Why I’m Hiking the AT

No Job, No Bed, No Problems. Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why? I am 25 years young and have absolutely no idea what I want. I have worked, worked, and worked doing many different things, but after college when my ass...

Jan 19, 2019 : Tom DeMello
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI.  There's a whole buttload of backpacking hardgoods and apparel on sale at REI right now, from Jan. 18-21. Savvy shoppers can...

Jan 18, 2019 : Sponsored Post
The Post I Didn’t Think I’d Write: Mental Toughness

The Post I Didn’t Think I’d Write: Mental Toughness

Trail prep is more than physical. I have been pretty focused on getting my body ready to hike. I've been trying to eat better, sleep better, and work out more....

Jan 17, 2019 : Susan
Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Attention all aspiring 2019 thru-hikers—don't forget to register your thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form, including start date and location. Register Here Registration is

Jan 17, 2019 : The Editors
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

We surveyed over 300 section or thru-hikers about their stove, food, and water preferences and their experience of illnesses on the Appalachian Trail in 2018. This year, enough hikers with...

Jan 17, 2019 : Mariposa