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Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

To some hikers, it’s the unthinkable! No warm meals? Not on the trail at least. It makes the long haul into town that much more gratifying! Some people dehydrate food...

Feb 14, 2017 : Stubbs
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such advice since I invest a...

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Top Ramen — It’s what’s for Dinner (maybe)

Top Ramen — It’s what’s for Dinner (maybe)

I've seen blog after blog of people who say Top Ramen Noddles are a mainstay for the AT Thru Hiker and I was one of those who have "drank the...

Aug 25, 2016 : Larry
TEST TEST TEST…This is a TEST

TEST TEST TEST…This is a TEST

TEST, TEST, TEST...this is a test of the Appalachian Trail Thru Hike equipment and gear! One of the key aspects of getting ready for a Thru Hike is TESTING your...

Jul 29, 2016 : Larry
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

" The mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some...

Jun 27, 2016 : Digger
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Over 700 miles into my hike, I'm slowly developing a routine.  Of course thanks to my flip-flop, it's involved a lot more rocks and roots as I slowly climb, trip,...

Jun 25, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Trail Magic, a hikers request.

Trail Magic, a hikers request.

Trail Magic It’s a burning hot day in Pennsylvania. I've seen 3 rattlesnakes already today sunning themselves on the exposed ridges. Luckily I had me earbuds out to hear all...

Jun 21, 2016 : Oliver Hudgins
Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

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Jun 2, 2016 : Digger
The Hiker Box Diaries: Episode 2

The Hiker Box Diaries: Episode 2

HIKER BOX DIARIES: Episode 2 (Julian to Big Bear) The PCT is a great time. The people are nice, the terrain is mostly agreeable and the weather is mostly sunny....

May 7, 2016 : Digger