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2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Many hikers earn unique trail names while hiking. These can be funny names; Bear for having a loud snore or hearty appetite. Others stick when a person does something quirky or...

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011,...

Feb 10, 2017 : Pie
Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally, I gotto see my first grizzly bears!...

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

Colorado, let me count the ways. I left off in

Nov 10, 2016 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

I remember cruising down switchbacks towards the Gila River outside of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and seeing the snowcapped mountains in the distance. There they were, the famed San...

Oct 31, 2016 : Katie Brown
I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

Hey guys! You may remember me from the ghosts of spring bloggers past. Last time

Oct 25, 2016 : Katie Brown
30 Thru-Hiking Truths You Won’t See on Instagram

30 Thru-Hiking Truths You Won’t See on Instagram

The other evening I was having a conversation with a fellow thru and day hiker at camp. The day hiker asked us why the sudden boom in popularity of the...

Jul 15, 2016 : Dora the Explorer
5 Tips for Preparing to Thru-Hike the Continental Divide Trail

5 Tips for Preparing to Thru-Hike the Continental Divide Trail

The following is a guest post courtesy of Felecia Moran, aka  With hiking the Divide comes responsibility. Responsibility to keep yourself found! Although there are Johnathan Leys free map set and

Jun 29, 2016 : Guest Post
Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

"AMA" stands for Ask Me Anything. This is your chance to "interview" The Hiking Viking. I'll come back here and share the link when the fun begins. (EDIT: Here is...

May 30, 2016 : Gary Sizer