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Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

This is the third year in a row I have surveyed hikers about their footwear, and for the third time, it seems be the trickiest gear selection. Just take a look...

Nov 17, 2016 : Mariposa
The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

Though tradition would have most people believing it is impossible to hike a trail like the AT with anything other than a big, leather pair of waterproof boots, this notion is being challenged...

Dec 4, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Your Most Important Piece of Gear

Your Most Important Piece of Gear

As a child there were three things I knew about hiking the Appalachian Trail: It is an incredibly long trail between Georgia and Maine where you sleep in tents and...

Nov 29, 2014 : Bennett Travers