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My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

It’s so fun seeing this flurry of thru-hike planning happening now on The Trek.  I love to plan and to do research, so I’m having some pleasant, and not-so-pleasant, flashbacks...

Jan 10, 2018 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Shocking Moment of Truth — or a Desperate Plea for Packing Help

The Shocking Moment of Truth — or a Desperate Plea for Packing Help

For the past eight months, ever since I decided to attempt an AT thru-hike, I’ve been accumulating hiking gear. Since I tend to be somewhat anal (okay, totally obsessive), I’ve...

Dec 30, 2016 : Gail Barrett
Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Well, here we are! Two weeks to go, amazing how time flies! I've been doing some good workouts to prepare physically, and I've got (almost) all of my gear together,...

Feb 10, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

Gear Review: Icebreaker Terra Long Sleeve Half Zip Hood

I knew one thing about Merino wool before testing Image Courtesy of Icebreaker Elevation rising from 2200 to 6000 feet atop North Carolina's wind swept balds. Temperature range from just

Jan 18, 2016 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Micro Thermostatic Jacket

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Micro Thermostatic Jacket

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.  Mountain Hardwear Micro Thermostatic jacket. Although I usually use down because of how compressible and light it is, the

Nov 2, 2015 : Maggie Wallace