appalachian trail gear

Use it, Wear it,  Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Use it, Wear it, Understand it, Return it, Explore it

Can you believe I'm at the three/ four week point of take off? Well, it also depends a lot on Mother Nature. The past few months have been filled with snowy hikes,...

Feb 13, 2017 : Elizabeth Connolly
The Sound of Cosmic Laughter

The Sound of Cosmic Laughter

From what I’ve read, thru-hiking the Appalachian trail teaches us important lessons.  There will be things we need to learn, aspects of our lives we have to come to grips...

Nov 21, 2016 : Gail Barrett
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the most common form being a contraption known

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

The Gear of All Gears So back in December I recived an email, I didn't realize this email would change my entire hike... I remeber filling out the 2016 Thru...

Feb 22, 2016 : Aaron Ibey
Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

I knew one thing about Merino wool before testing Image Courtesy of Icebreaker Elevation rising from 2200 to 6000 feet atop North Carolina's wind swept balds. Temperature range from just

Jan 18, 2016 : Caet Cash
4 “Nonessential” Pieces of Gear I Took on My Thru-Hike and Why I Found Them Indispensable

4 “Nonessential” Pieces of Gear I Took on My Thru-Hike and Why I Found Them Indispensable

When you’re planning your gear for your thru hike, every ounce counts. It’s not the same as going out for a long weekend where you might bring heavier extras like...

Dec 17, 2015 : Carla Robertson