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Inside the Pro’s Packs with Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

Inside the Pro’s Packs with Liz “Snorkel” Thomas

In 2011, Liz Thomas (trail name: Snorkel) established a new best for the women's unassisted time at 80 days, 13.5 hours.   To give this some perspective, my thru-hike took 150 days-...

Apr 24, 2014 : Zach
Inside the Pros Packs: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Inside the Pros Packs: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Assuming you've heard the words "Appalachian" and "Trail" used together at any point, then our following backpacking pro needs no introduction. Jennifer Pharr Davis (trail name: Odyssa) holds the

Mar 17, 2014 : Zach
Inside the Pros Packs: Tanya “Gipcgirl” Bajor

Inside the Pros Packs: Tanya “Gipcgirl” Bajor

I met Tanya Bajor, or as everyone in the backpacking community better knows her- "Gipcgirl" - approximately one month into my thru-hike.  Gipcgirl was the sort of trail personality whose...

Jan 23, 2014 : Zach
Inside the Pros Packs: Terry “Serial” Klott of A Trail Life

Inside the Pros Packs: Terry “Serial” Klott of A Trail Life

There are few people on earth I admire more than the good folks at Sundog Outfitter. I asked Serial to shed some more knowledge for our new series, "Inside the...

Dec 17, 2013 : Zach
Inside the Pro’s Packs: Ian Mangiardi of Modern Explorer Inc.

Inside the Pro’s Packs: Ian Mangiardi of Modern Explorer Inc.

At this point, if you don't know who Ian Mangiardi is, I have no choice but to assume that this is your first time to the site.  In that case,...

Dec 13, 2013 : Zach