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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

A short, fun guide on how to pinch pennies during a thru hike when it comes to getting clean, food resupply, gear, shelter, and more!

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?

A funny look at the differences between Day Hikers, Section Hikers, and Thru Hikers.

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
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

Through all the excitement, there's less exciting aspects of a thru-hike (for me anyway) that I experience on a daily basis. As of right now, it goes something like this:

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

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. - UPDATE: 250 firefighters burning the Chimney Fire, with zero-percent containment. A brush fire burning in a remote part of Tulare County is visible in parts of...

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
Going Stoveless 101

Going Stoveless 101

*I titled this blog as a "101", but I am by no means an expert on this topic. This will be my first attempt at a thru hike so I...

Mar 28, 2016 : Ashley Schellhase
Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

The first half of the A.T. was a new experience for me. It was my first long distance hike and I was NOT used to packing lightweight nutritious food. I...

Feb 23, 2016 : Adam Ryan
The Quest for Peanut-free GORP and Budget Drop Boxes

The Quest for Peanut-free GORP and Budget Drop Boxes

Mail drops have have been the second most difficult aspect of planning for my thru hike attempt after gear. .. Enter my quest to craft drop boxes so I can...

Feb 16, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus