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Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

I was a rookie. I spent months scouring information about thru-hiking and the PCT. I read a lot of hiker blogs. I fine tuned my gear, I tested it (sort...

Nov 13, 2017 : Rewind
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

While the thought of your "ideal Thanksgiving" may bring up visions of sitting at home on the couch watching football and being surrounded by a ton of food, hiking SOBO...

Nov 13, 2017 : Emily
2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

Take a stroll through the main drag in a trail town and you'll be able to pick out the thru-hikers pretty easily. Whether they're wearing an assortment of thrift-store neon,...

Nov 13, 2017 : The Editors
Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Arguing. All couples do it, fewer admit it, and even fewer like to talk about it. My partner Bear Sweatz and I tend to have healthy arguments off the trail,...

Nov 12, 2017 : Amy
The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

From November 10 until November 20, there is a lot of hiker-centric gear on sale at REI. Planning ahead and shopping sales is a smart move for gearing up for...

Nov 10, 2017 : Sponsored Post
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each...

Nov 8, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

I started photographing Appalachian Trail thru-hikers in my home state of Maine eleven years ago. As a professional photographer with a degree in photojournalism, I was curious to learn the...

Nov 8, 2017 : Chris Bennett
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! The final Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers have crossed the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear all of the stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Nov 6, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Greetings everyone! Well, it's been just over 2 months since I summited Katahdin and a bit longer since I sat my butt down to write a real blog post. I...

Nov 3, 2017 : Shani Arbel