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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
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
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