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Bored-nothing to do: So you’re hiking the AT… now what?

Bored-nothing to do: So you’re hiking the AT… now what?

Digital media on the trail, part 1 So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie Images from Patagonia   MSRP: $299 Description: The Nano Air Jacket which is cheaper without the hood or buy used. Before this jacket, I struggled find a

Mar 20, 2017 : Danielle
Not a Happy Camper (Lessons Learned from an Aborted Shakedown Hike)

Not a Happy Camper (Lessons Learned from an Aborted Shakedown Hike)

We simply couldn't resist.  The lure of this incredibly mild weather, combined with all the accounts we've been reading of people who have begun their thru-hikes, made us anxious to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Gail Barrett
The AT Experience

The AT Experience

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY In 2014 I was working at a hospital in Key West Florida witnessing people dying on a regular basis. It made me...

Feb 16, 2017 : Reptar
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about the trail, the subject of hitchhiking seemed to come up a lot. And I...

Feb 12, 2017 : The Stones
What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

A week away from the beginning of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, the southern terminus and the California desert were the furthest things from my mind. I’d thought of little...

Feb 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

DISCLAIMER: If you're a dude, turn back now, because this post is all about pooping and periods. Sorry, boys. In the months leading up to our thru hike, I started...

Jan 31, 2017 : The Stones
Check Your Politics at the Trailhead

Check Your Politics at the Trailhead

  Okay, I get it...we are all a bit on edge  Ninety-nine percent of the country seems to be politically polarized. If you're reading this, it's likely you either want...

Jan 29, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
The Big Question

The Big Question

"How has life been after the trail?" The big question. The question that sparks a million thoughts. The question that causes sorrow and happiness at the same time. The question...

Jan 25, 2017 : Ashley Schellhase
Friday Five:  5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Friday Five: 5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Getting over my Planning Fatigue I went into a bit of a slump over the holidays as far as planning and researching my hike goes.  Call it Gear Overwhelm.  Planning...

Jan 20, 2017 : Deane Giordano