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6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

We’re riding out the gray and gloomy days of winter, and sunshine and hiking season seem all too far away. But many ambitious hikers are in the thick of plotting...

Jan 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
10 Values of Hiker Trash Culture

10 Values of Hiker Trash Culture

For those of us that consider ourselves hiker trash we use the term with pride, as a statement of our beliefs and a testament to the miles we have under...

Oct 4, 2016 : Sprout
Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, i'm about to get romantic with you gearheads. Time for a "What's In My Bag?" post, hiker style. I've included weight where I thought...

Feb 12, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
14 New Ones — AT Slang

14 New Ones — AT Slang

All subcultures have their own lexicon and thru-hiker lifestyle is no different. You may be familiar with terms such as nobo/sobo, PUD's, and hiker trash. I will introduce you to...

Jul 16, 2015 : Courtney
Wild: Hollywood Takes on the Trail

Wild: Hollywood Takes on the Trail

I'm not gonna lie, I read Wild, and yes, I liked it. I know. Opinions vary on any personal account of a hike that doesn't result in a total mile...

Jul 11, 2014 : Kori Feener
21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

How well do you know the Appalachian Trail? You thru-hikers in the crowd probably think you know the AT like the back of your dirty, mud-stained hands. After taking those...

Apr 10, 2014 : Kenny Howell