The Limits Of A CNOC Vecto And Sawyer Mini

The Limits Of A CNOC Vecto And Sawyer Mini

My CNOC Vecto worked perfectly for almost two years, and sprang a leak after about 150 days of backpacking. As shown in the picture above, the leak is consistent with...

Nov 22, 2022 : Richard
The 5 Questions You Get When You Say You Are Planning To Hike The PCT

The 5 Questions You Get When You Say You Are Planning To Hike The PCT

Since deciding to hike the PCT in 2023, the process of telling friends and extended family members about these plans has turned into something of a party trick. The trick...

Nov 22, 2022 : Tommy Slabaugh
Nemo Disco 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Nemo Disco 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Until this year, I hadn't slept in anything other than a Feathered Friends or Western Mountaineering bag since about 2014. I know those bags. I trust those bags. Why mess...

Nov 22, 2022 : Anne K. Baker
Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Beginning March 1, 2023, thru hiker permits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be doubling from $20 to $40. This decision comes in conjunction with GSMNP’s new Park...

Nov 21, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Backpacker Radio #176 | Kevin Conley on Wildland Firefighting, Mental Health, and Bike Touring from California to Florida

Backpacker Radio #176 | Kevin Conley on Wildland Firefighting, Mental Health, and Bike Touring from California to Florida

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Kevin Conley. Kevin is a thru-hiker, wildland firefighter, and the author of Above the Ashes, a...

Nov 21, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
New Trail, New Blogger, But the Same Patchwork

New Trail, New Blogger, But the Same Patchwork

Cześć, I'm Kamila Kielar, on the trails better known as Patchwork. If you ended up here probably you are curious about the CDT, my chosen trail for thru-hiking in 2023....

Nov 21, 2022 : Kamila Kielar
Freezing like DiCaprio

Freezing like DiCaprio

Day 132: 10 miles. Montezuma Valley Road to mile 2563 We had set the alarm at 7 and had a 90 minutes yoga session with our host in a huge...

Nov 21, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. If you’re looking for the perfect gift guide for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear: we’re here to help. From the hiker just...

Nov 21, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Among Angels and Cows

Among Angels and Cows

Day 128: 6.5 miles. Highway 74 to Angel Mary's Oasis. I couldn't sleep later than 05:40 and Nine Beers slept one hour later. We prepared some breakfast in the kitchen,...

Nov 21, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

Are you already a PCT lover and AT hater? Take a look at this mostly tongue in cheek article and learn why the PCT is so much better than the...

Nov 21, 2022 : Eloise Robbins