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To Err is Human. To Err Again Is… Slackpacking?

To Err is Human. To Err Again Is… Slackpacking?

When a hiker we met recently claimed she’d mastered the art of slackpacking, I inwardly scoffed. How hard can slackpacking be? You pack up some water and food, grab your...

May 31, 2018 : Gail Barrett
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Embracing My Crazy

Embracing My Crazy

To go or not to go… Since I made the decision to hike the A.T. my inner world has been quite the roller-coaster ride. I’ve been a royal flip-flopper of...

Mar 26, 2018 : Gwen Nitya
Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner, or...

Mar 7, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Big Girl, Big Hike

Big Girl, Big Hike

Hello, final hours of civilization! What a beautiful day we are experiencing here in North Georgia! Tomorrow I take the first of many steps on the Appalachian Trail. I've looked...

Feb 27, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, Forum It's great to get whatever perspectives you can from...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

17 European Countries, 17 Amazing Hiking Locations (Part II)

 We were pleasantly surprised to see how many people shared the In our first article, we talked about locations in countries for which info is pretty easy to obtain such...

Jan 17, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size representation. I was told recently, "There is a reason...

Jan 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

    There's no doubt that the gear hype among photographers is just as mesmerizing, bottomless, and situational as with backpacking gear. Whether you've taken the traditional or

Dec 31, 2017 : Kelsy Filler