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Gr5 Gear List

Gr5 Gear List

Only a few days till I leave. The tension rises. My food has been delivered to my mom's. And all my gear is finally collected and ready to be packed....

Jun 3, 2024 : Lonit
Husky Hiking: Holy Mother of Learning Curves

Husky Hiking: Holy Mother of Learning Curves

Husky Hiking: Holy Mother of Learning Curves   Basecamp and I after hiking Mount Quandary, a 14er near Breckenridge, CO.   My wife (Basecamp aka Marie) and I (Yeti Legs...

May 31, 2024 : Wesley Black
From Work Boots to Trail Runners (Soon!)

From Work Boots to Trail Runners (Soon!)

My last week of work started like most do... alarm, struggle, wake up. Before I know it, I am climbing stairs to an unfinished unit that was turned into our...

Mar 17, 2024 : Saida Garcia
My Half Ounce Windscreen

My Half Ounce Windscreen

AT Cook Set I start my AT thru-hike attempt in about three weeks and am mostly ready. This means, though, I have 21 days to obsess and tweak. My latest...

Feb 27, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
How to (un)pack your fears

How to (un)pack your fears

A common refrain that backpackers hear when it comes to gear is that “you pack your fears”. What this means is: you can usually tell by what gear a hiker...

Feb 26, 2024 : Angie
Becoming the 2nd Woman to Complete the ECT

Becoming the 2nd Woman to Complete the ECT

ECT Day 322 Day 322: 2 miles This morning I wound up sleeping in until 9am. We only had 2 miles to go so there really wasn’t any rush. Once...

Jan 13, 2024 : Peg Leg
Zpacks 20-Degree Solo Quilt Review

Zpacks 20-Degree Solo Quilt Review

Over the last 5 years, I have spent over 500 nights camping in the backcountry during all four seasons. Yet before any of that, Zpacks was one of the first...

Dec 8, 2023 : Carl Stanfield
The North East Ultra 8

The North East Ultra 8

The North East Ultra 8 is said to be the toughest Ultra hiking challenge on earth.  As far as my experiences go, it was and will be for a very...

Oct 24, 2023 : Christopher Roma
Eat a PITA!

Eat a PITA!

A Little History ... When I was a kid some hundred years ago, Burger King ran a commercial for their newly introduced salad bar and bread pocket, ie, Eat a...

Oct 23, 2023 : Allen Evans
White Mountain Direttissima

White Mountain Direttissima

My 250 mile thru-hike of the 48 White Mountain 4000 footers in one continuous route called a Direttissima was done in 10 days and 19 hours. A complete Direttissima, which...

Oct 6, 2023 : Christopher Roma